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Certified Official

How did you get into MMA?

I was introduced to MMA in high school and was a huge fan right away. I would round up friends to watch UFC and PRIDE FC pay-per-views and spent hours looking up fighters on Sherdog and other websites. I was obsessed and bought as many DVDs as I could afford. I was intrigued by the skill and toughness of the competitors and knew I wanted to give it a try.

What is your martial arts background?

I found my first MMA gym in 2003 and began to learn submission grappling, wrestling and judo. I joined American Top Team Longwood (FL) in 2008 to begin competing. I competed in 11 sanctioned amateur bouts in muay Thai and MMA with an 10-1 record. I earned my black rank in muay Thai and began instructing in 2012. I continue to train and enjoy traveling and visiting different MMA gyms across the country.

Why do you officiate MMA?

When I began, MMA was controversial and amateur MMA in Florida was illegal. MMA would not be the sport it is today without a well designed rule set and competent officials enforcing the unified rules. I referee to make sure the rules are being followed and for fighter safety. Great Officials allow the sport of MMA to grow and to be accepted around the world.

What is your career background?

Graduated UCF in Orlando, Fl | Teacher - special needs and math 12 years | Muay Thai instructor | Math Tutor | Currently Combat Sports Referee

What do you do on your time off?

Training muay Thai, No Gi Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing | Fishing | Traveling | Outdoor Activities | Family

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