Full Name:  RJ Clifford  

Born:  Huntington Beach, CA 6/14/83 

Fighting out of:  Long Beach, CA 

Age:  26 

Height:  5'9" 

Weight:  170 

Overall MMA Record (W-L-D):  3-1 

Strengths:  wrestling, jiu-jitsu, boxing 

When and why did you start training for fighting?  I wanted to do something different to stay in shape during wrestling's offseason so I found a jiu-jitsu gym. After training for awhile I figured I might as well put my skills to the test and starting fighting.  

What ranks and titles have you held?  Purple belt in jiu-jitsu, All-American wrestler  
Do you have any heroes?  My heroes in fighting are Randy Couture, Matt Hughes, Fedor Emelianenko and Kazushi Sakuraba. All these fighters helped build the sport of MMA and are no nonsense types of fighters.  

What is your favorite technique?  I definitely like ground and pound from the side mount and half guard as well as punching combinations and knees from the clinch.  

Let us know something about you:  I am the oldest of six kids with three little brothers who all wrestled. Three out of four of us have cauliflower ear. That makes me proud.