Middleweight who began splitting time between the U.S. Army and mixed martial arts. He earned a degree in criminal justice from Columbia College of Missouri in 2002. He was unsuccessful in fighting for the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship in 2010 and 2012. He was raised with one brother and one sister. He married Ginger Kennedy. He was defeated by Luke Rockhold via unanimous decision on July 14, 2012.