Former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and three-time Pancrase Hyrbid Wrestling Champion.
He started training in kickboxing and jiu-jitsu at age 15.
He lost his first two fights in 2013 to bring his career record to 32-12-2.
He had a daughter named Macaiah with his wife Tessa.
He lost to Chael Sonnen by unanimous decision at UFC 109 on February 6, 2010.