- 3 years ago
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As a competitive soccer player in her youth in Okinawa, Japan, Liz Carmouche admits she wasn't a fearless competitor.
"Before every game for five years, there were aggressive, carnivorous
butterflies in my stomach," Carmouche told MMAjunkie.com. "It was like they were trying to eat me, and it
happened every time someone would even mention a game."
Several years, a few continents and a Marines career removed from those
soccer exploits, the butterflies returned to Carmouche's stomach in
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- 2 years ago
- 130 views
Jan Blachowicz grew up more as a soccer player, basketball player and a boxer in Poland.
He was in an area with plenty of mountains and other outdoor activities available, especially because few in the country had Internet access at the time.
But he found a way to find a future career with a more technologically advanced method.
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Late in his teens, He Nan Nan hung up a punching bag in his school dormitory to practice some punching. There were early bumps, but it’s starting to pay off. Filed under: News read news >>
Marcelo Castaneda was close to giving his full attention to a college wrestling career. Then he found MMA.Filed under: News read news >>
Denis Smoldarev wasn’t the biggest fan of sports when he first started. His father had been an athlete, so he wanted his son to be active, but Smoldarev wasn’t very enthusiastic.Filed under: News read news >>
When Mehdi Hassan arrived at Georgetown University as a freshman football player from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he was in the same mindset as many as of his college freshman peers. He didn’t quite know how hard the work would be.Filed under: News read news >>
U.S. women's soccer national team member Sydney Leroux was impressed when meeting the cast from the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, especially when realizing how many similarities... read news >>
The morning after Miles Anstead had made his MMA debut, he cried.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>
Although Adam Nijem has his UFC-vet brother to thank for an MMA introduction, the Titan FC 30 fighter already had the foundation in place for a promising fighting career.Filed under: News read news >>
Tamikka Brents’ career in the Navy helped get her ready for an eventual career in mixed martial arts.Filed under: News read news >>
Joey Gomez has survived some bumps in the road to set up a promising MMA career in front of him. Filed under: News read news >>
Dave Hill was a creative person, someone who was attending a university to study graphic design. But he was also an athlete, as he had played rugby and soccer with success growing up the son of two educators.Filed under: Cage Warriors, News read news >>
The first time Ben Brewer went to an MMA fight, he really just meant to watch his friend. Everything changed when he wound up in the cage – fighting.Filed under: News read news >>
- 5 months ago
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Nathan Ng’s fighting team has a name that means much more to him than just the series of letters.Filed under: News read news >>