Alp is a Greco Roman national champion and a Greco Roman nationals 3rd place finisher. He was a Turkish national team member. Alp also wrestled at Lindenwood University where he was a two time all american, regional champion and won the Outstanding Regional Wrestler award. Alp is a professional mma fighter holding a record of 6-1 and helped coach on the television show The Ultimate Fighter. He also recieved his blue belt in bjj under Mike Rogers in 2010.