From the moment I walked into Mick Doyle's gym at eight years old I was hooked. I knew instantly I would be a martial artist for the rest of my life and right from the get go I set some pretty lofty goals for myself. “What do you want to be when you grow up”? Every kid is faced with this question several times during their upbringing. For some the answer is an astronaut, for others it was to be the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys (Jerry Jones should probably start looking at some of these kids given his current staff behind center), for me I wanted to be a professional fighter. Looking back my answer is just as crazy as the first two but I didn't see it that way at the time, I knew I had what it took to be a World Champion.