September 9, 2005 in Atlanta, GA – This fight was at the old Earthlink Live (now Center Stage). It was almost two years since my first MMA fight in Macon, GA against Sid Beck. Shaun Gay was coming from Valdosta, GA was coming off a loss to Chris Connelly two and half months earlier.
As soon as the bell rings, I take Gay down. Gay clinches to prevent me from throwing. That didn’t last too long though. I free up my hands, land a flurry of punches, and Skip Hall (the referee) stops the fight.