The second of 11 children—all to different fathers—Charles Daniel Bennett II, whose parents were both crack cocaine users, was born into a broken home in Ocala, Florida in the winter of 1979.
After dropping out of high-school, where he starred on his football squad’s defensive line, Bennett, the self-proclaimed “black sheep of his family,” focused his attention on selling narcotics, until the birth of his first child.
“I had a kid—a little boy—and I didn’t want to be selling dope and taking care of a kid. I knew the risk was too much and I wouldn’t be able to take it if I had to be locked up and be away from my son,” said Bennett in an exclusive interview with Ed Kapp.
“I quit selling dope and started fighting fulltime, but I never took is seriously—it was just that I was good at it, so I felt that I didn’t have to train.”
“When I was in the county jail, a lot of officers and motherf------s that were coming in and out of jail were coming in and saying, you know, ‘motherf-----, I just saw you on BET with TI and Young Dro and all these motherf------s.’ Every time that I would turn around, officers and people that were coming in and out of jail would come up to me and be like, ‘Dude, you’re too talented for this s---.’”
“When I got 22 losses, I realized that I needed to train. These guys are training every day, all day and, in order to compete with these motherF-----s, I have to do the same thing.”
“I’ve been training at (FIT/NHB in Albuquerque, New Mexico) everyday for five weeks and I’ve got three more weeks to go before the fight. This is, by far, the first time that I’ve put in this much work.”
“I love Team Trauma in Florida, but FIT really has a lot of great 155-pounders to a lot of good 180-pounders—they have a lot of guys at this gym that are really good. It’s a pleasure to be here.”
“To do for (my children), better than what someone did for me feels really good. When they get my age and have kids, they’ll know that their kids are very, very important. My children are very, very important to me and I don’t know what I’d do without them.”
“I’m very family-oriented. I didn’t have a family growing up; I was always the ‘black sheep.’ I love kids; I love to see kids and parents interacting. I’ve got the utmost respect for dudes that stay involved in their kids’ lives. We—as men—are looked at to have kids and then just move the f--- on and not be involved in the kid’s life after we move on. I take a lot of pride in being a part of my kids’ lives and giving them a better upbringing than the one I had. That’s my number-one priority.”
“The future holds a lot, bro. I’ve got big plans for my family and I in the future.The future is very bright.”
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