Antonio "The Viper" Rodriguez was born in East Chicago, Indiana. He grew up a big football fan, as his grandfather was in the NFL. Thirteen years after Rodriguez was introduced to football, he fell in love with wrestling. He had a successful wrestling career with the Indiana Tech Warriors, not only on the Mat but off as well. At the moment, The Viper holds a Blue Belt under The Carlson Gracie system taught by Jeff Neal. In Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Rodriguez holds one belt for Hoosier Fight Club in Indiana. As an amateur since he was 18 years old, he will now begin competing as a pro to chase his dreams of fighting for the UFC. Antonio's hobbies in his free time include hiking, walking the dogs, and video games.