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With the nickname "The Underdog," Olson is based in Fresno, California, but fights out of The Pit in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He is a product of Clovis High, Fresno City College (FCC) and Fresno State’s wrestling teams. At Clovis High, he was a 2X Team Captain, Valley Champion and State Placer. At FCC, he was a 2X Team Captain, 2X All American and State Champion. And at Fresno State he was 2X Team Captain, 2X NCAA Qualifier and Northern Regional Champion.
Having competed solely in California, Olson recently signed a contract with the Strikeforce promotion and will make his debut for the organization on the November 6, 2009 ShoMMA event on Showtime.