Former WEC Middleweight Champion known as Diesel. He turned professional in 2001 and won 40 of his first 55 bouts.
He trained in boxing and was a two-time All-American wrestler during high school.
He won his fifth consecutive fight on November 16, 2012.
He has a son named Joseph with his wife Lisa Riggs.
He suffered a submission defeat to Kendall Grove on August 27, 2011.