Yahoo Sports wrote a great feature on Alex White as he prepares to make his UFC debut in Orlando Saturday April 19th.
There was a lot of rough living in between that early childhood trauma and becoming one of the world’s best fighters for Alex, however. The Missouri native was bullied much of his life.
As a young adult, the shy and meek White was in and out of homelessness, working for close to nothing at a McDonald’s. Then, one day, Alex walked into Joe Worden’s fight gym, which was near the McDonald’s he worked at.
“He walked in and told me, ‘Hey, I’d like to try this. I don’t have any money but I’ll clean the gym, do whatever I have to,'” Worden remembers of their 2008 meeting.
Source: Yahoo Sports