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Jasmine Crawford

Jasmine Crawford

What does it mean for a boy to become a man? Is it finishing high school, going to college, graduating and getting that perfect job? All while meeting the perfect mate and creating a family? By 20th century standards, that would be the plan. That was considered “right” and just …

Sometimes, being good just isn’t good enough. You have to be great. For the average person, good is sufficient, but for a real competitor, greatness must be achieved. Being a champion calls for so many different eccentricities that attribute to success. Heart. Discipline. Desire. Tireless work ethic. Composure. Integrity. The …

“Everyone has a plan until they get hit.” Mike Tyson, one of the undersized, heavy-hitters in the heavyweight division quoted that fact; but it goes deeper than fighting. It’s life. We all think we know until reality shows us the contrary. As fighters, we prepare for chaos; an oxy-moronic phrase …

As a senior in college, I was looking for a good workout. At 220 pounds, I started my regimen with a physical trainer. Little did I know, that began the shift in lifestyle that would pave the way for my future in combat sports.  Boxing and MMA changed my body …