Light heavyweight mixed martial artist who has fought for numerous promotions, including UFC, Strikeforce and MFC.
He earned a full wrestling scholarship to Cal State Fullerton University.
He won 25 of his first 34 fights, 13 victories coming by way of submission.
He has two sons, Alexander and Nikolaus Taylor.
He once replaced welterweight Nick Diaz during a 2009 Strikeforce bout.