To be recognized by a brand like Reebok and to know that the company is looking at mixed martial arts shows the growth of the sport. For me, it’s an amazing opportunity. I get to be the face of my own shoe, and it’s surreal.
There are a lot of champions out there, a lot of great guys, but I think that the way I compete and my fighting style makes me perfect for Reebok.
I like to make my fights exciting and different. Everybody in UFC can fight; we’re capable of kickboxing, wrestling, but I like to stand out. That’s what I really pride myself on. What can I do to stand out from the other people in my sport.
I have a taekwondo background, but I also try to invent new moves and make sure that when I step into the Octagon, I’m a different fighter.
My whole career, I’ve been fighting wrestlers. If you look back, all of my fights have been against wrestlers.