Eric would like to thank his sponsors who help make this all possible including Subway, Born To Bleed, Power Blocks, and The Burn Machine.
Eric was born on August 30, 1976 in Erie, Pa and raised in Phoenix, AZ and Honolulu, HI. At 12 years of age Eric had two amateur kick boxing fights against men twice his age and dominated the ring. At the age of 18 Eric went into the Army as a tow-gunner (weapons specialist) where he graduated from most of the schools the Army had to offer. In 1999 he won the battalion boxing smoker with the 101st Air Borne division at Fort Campbell Kentucky. He ended up winning the boxing division for the super heavy weight title. He did all of this while not knowing there was an all army boxing scout watching. He was then invited to the All Army Box Off’s where he won once again in the super heavy weight division. He was then invited to become the super heavy weight boxer for the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) with the Army at Fort Carson Colorado. During his time with WCAP (2001-2004) he went on to become the 5 time All Army Champion and 4 time Armed Forces Champion traveling all over the United States and earning himself well over 100 amateur boxing fights. Because of the success of Eric and that of the WCAP boxing team they were invited to compete at the international boxing championship in Ireland in 2002.
Eric ended his career with the Army in 2004. After taking four years off to devote time with his children and wife he decided it was time to jump back into the ring and start a brand new career in the MMA world. After training and fighting for a continual year he’s had three professional fights winning two and losing the other. His loss to a seasoned belt holder (after training for less than 3 months) taught Eric how every aspect of the MMA fighting world (not just boxing) is critical to becoming successful in this sport. Now knowing he needed more than boxing skills to rely on; Eric has evolved his ground game and martial arts skills while maintaining his boxing skills to a competitive standard.
The more I sweat in training, the less I bleed in battle.