Light-weight and featherweight fighter who made his professional debut on, may 1, 1999, being successful by submission against Chris Cantrell. He was a celebrity youth football participant, but in university he was stabbed to the idea of near loss of life and had to give up soccer, which led him to discover fighting techinques. While fighting in the UFC, he was regularly presented in the Battle of the night time. He was created and elevated in Plainview, Tx. His 1st UFC Battle of the night time came on Apr 7, 2007, when he dropped a unanimous decision to Roger Huerta.