Past Strikeforce Welterweight Champ and three-time Pancrase Hyrbid Wrestling Champ. He started trained in kickboxing and jiu-jitsu at age group 15. He dropped his 1st two battles in 2013 to create his profession record to 32-12-2. He previously a daughter called Macaiah along with his wife Tessa. He dropped to Chael Sonnen by unanimous decision at UFC 109 on Feb 6, 2010.