Biography(references)He attended Nampa High School and was friends with the late Justin Eilers, who Kyle would actually end up fighting in his second fight for the UFC. Eilers and a friend who were both two grades ahead of Kyle, taught him Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques when he was a sophomore in high school. Kyle was also a talented football player, playing fullback for Butte College in Oroville, California and Eastern Oregon University. During his early mixed martial arts career he split time between fighting and playing football. He was invited to a spring camp for the San Francisco 49ers, but ultimately decided to focus on mixed martial arts.
Fighter Trivia(references)Kyle is married and has one daughter with his current wife, as well as two sons from a previous marriage. He is of partial Irish descent.
Awards & Accolades
King of the Cage: KOTC Light Heavyweight Championship (One time; former)
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