I’m a student. I spend my days listening, thinking, learning, absorbing. At school, I’m quiet. I’m reflective. I’m reserved. I slowly and methodically think through everything. My only priority during the school day is to fill my brain with as much knowledge and insight as I possibly can. And that’s what I do. I quietly … More Someone knocked the happy out of me.
I didn’t start training MMA for the fitness. I wanted to learn to fight, to be tough. From the start, my intention was to get into the ring and go at it. After my first 9 months of intense training, my coach had a fight lined up for himself and suggested we find a fight … More I was supposed to fight a guy.
When I was in grade school, the town bully took my very favorite hat right off my head. It was raining. He taunted me and pushed me around. He said all I had to do was punch him and he’d give me my hat back. At 12 years old, I already had a strong conviction … More How I came to enjoy getting punched in the face.