Edgar Garcia – This wrestler likes to keep it standing

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Money may have been tight around the Garcia family household, but at Christmas, one thing was always guaranteed for young Edgar Garcia and his three older brothers – a new pair of boxing gloves. And it was with these gloves that the future UFC welterweight prospect would learn an important lesson of the fight game – how to take a punch.

“Whenever we wanted to fight, we’d put on the gloves and we’d hit each other, but without hurting each other,” he recalls. “I’m the youngest one, so I would always get beat up by my older brothers and I think that’s what made me stronger.”

He pauses, then laughs.

“Now I can say that I can beat them up.”

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