Aljamain Sterling was describing how basketball was his first love. He had already mentioned the size of his family (20 kids between his mother and his father) and how that drove a desire to fight for attention in their New York home.
But he was planning to be more of a member of a team with basketball - until he tried out his sophomore season.
"I guess I finally realized it wasn't going to work out," Sterling told MMAjunkie.com. "I mean, I was 5-4."