Welterweight with a Jiu-Jitsu and Judo background won Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter 2.
He was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at age 13.
He is a former KOTC Lightweight Champion and KOTC Welterweight Champion.
He fathered four sons: Joe Jr., Tyler, Frankie, and Maximus.
He was defeated by Josh Neer with a unanimous judges decision on April 6, 2006.