2005 Kings of Kickboxing Champion went 4-0 to start his MMA career.
He briefly worked as a pizza delivery man while studying sociology at the University of New Orleans.
He scored a UFC Knockout of the Night against Shane del Rosario on December 15, 2012.
He was raised with an older sister and a younger brother. He got engaged to Rose Namajunas.
He cited Mike Tyson as one of his main heroes and inspirations for fighting.