Lightweight and featherweight fighter who made his professional debut on May 1, 1999, winning by submission against Chris Cantrell.
He was a star youth football player, but in college he was stabbed to the point of near death and had to quit football, which led him to find martial arts.
While fighting in the UFC, he was frequently featured in the Fight of the Night.
He was born and raised in Plainview, Texas.
His first UFC Fight of the Night came on April 7, 2007, when he lost a unanimous decision to Roger Huerta.