The final EliteXC Lightweight Champion had the Strikeforce Fight of the Year against Nick Diaz in 2010.
He was a 17 and under gold medalist at the 1997 Long Beach International Karate Championships.
He became a successful professional boxer and kick-boxer on top of his MMA career.
He married model Melany Lorenzo in 2009.
He witnessed his sixth career loss after a split judges decision against Ryan Couture on January 12, 2013.