The renowned fighter, Leonard Garcia, did not forget the Mixed martial arts after your retirement. The 41-year-old was happy to compete in the UFC and WEC, amassing a professional MMA record of 18-13-1. Later, it became part of BKFC, boxing without gloves that is all the rage in the world. Now, he stepped aside and will begin a completely different life than the one he led until days ago.
Being so, Garcia He began by saying, ‘I was retired for two and a half years when I got the call from Bare Knuckle FC. I have already done it. I was retired, but I had this opportunity and it took me about a week to talk to my wife about it. The first fight was in Cancun, so it helped a lot, but it was a spiritual quest. I prayed a lot, and I really, really sat down and thought about it.
“David Feldman offered me a three-fight contract, I submitted those three fights and said that if I play my cards right, if I beat this first guy, I know it’s for an international title that could lead to the title within these three. fights, he could be the number one ranked guy. I made the deal with her, I prayed for the deal, so essentially I made the deal with God as well and I did it with the company, ”he said.
For its part, Leonard He expressed: “Everything turned out that way. It all made sense to do all three fights. That was a fun way of telling me not to get off track. I thought it was crazy that Joe Elmore was calling me when I was at number 1. I felt like this was it. All aligned. The only problem was, Joe Elmore was a terrifying individual. Saying yes to that was like, shit. Is this really the way?
“After watching him fight and Tom Shoaff coming down to help him, it was mentally massive. Tom has no idea what kind of impact it made, but for him spending five rounds there with a guy like Joe and then coming here and saying, ‘Hey, you’re ready,’ it felt like everything was falling into place. Walking away after that with the deal done, it was kind of surreal. I am a man of my word and it was the best », he closed Leonard Garcia.
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