Biography(references)His mother gave birth to him when she was only 17 years old, and doctors had to inject steroids into Garcia's lungs because of a rare illness. Garcia later attended Plainview High School, where he was a talented football player and had also been involved in martial arts and boxing. Garcia had been planning to walk-on to the Texas Tech football team, when he was involved in a physical altercation with a recently released felon at a local restaurant. The man had a knife and stabbed Garcia eight times, twice puncturing his lungs, causing them to collapse. Had it not been for the steroid injections when he was an infant, Garcia believes that he would have died.
Fighter Trivia(references)In March 2008, Garcia was arrested as part of an alleged cocaine ring, which put his career on hold. In 1997, his sister Angelica, was killed in a car accident involving a drunk driver. Garcia proposed to his girlfriend on March 21, 2014.
Awards & Accolades
Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation: USWF World Lightweight Championship (One time)
Ring of Fire: ROF 2 Lightweight Tournament Champion
Ring of Fire: ROF Lightweight Championship (One time)
Legacy Fighting Championship: Legacy FC Featherweight Championship (One time)
UFC: Fight of the Night (Four times)
World Extreme Cagefighting: Fight of the Night (Two times)
World Extreme Cagefighting: Knockout of the Night (One time)
Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Fight of the Year (2010) vs. Chan Sung Jung
Fight Outcomes - WinsLosses
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