Known for his slick submission skills, he debuted in the UFC in 2011 and won Submission of the Night honors in February 2012 with a spectacular arm bar finish move.
As a child he saw "The Big Boss" starring Bruce Lee, and it inspired him to learn martial arts.
Prior to joining the UFC, he fought for smaller promotions like Sprawl 'N Brawl and Cage Gladiators.
He grew up in Birmingham, England.
He proclaimed martial arts legend Bruce Lee to be his idol.