The winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11 used to wander the streets with no pants, looking for his next fix (really). But "Crusher" was able to overcome his substance abuse -- despite being declared dead from a heroine overdose back in 2006 -- to excel as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.
His story of recovery was the focus of his speech to inmates at the Men's Honor Farm at San Luis Obispo County Jail earlier this week (via Central Coast News):
"You know you have a good general feeling after telling somebody the truth and in my life the truth was very hard. Every time I tell it brings me back about how bad it was and allows me to not forget how bad it was."
The former middleweight will look to notch his second-straight win when he tangles with Robert Whittaker at the UFC Fight Night: "Condit vs. Kampmann 2" event on FOX Sports 1 on Aug. 28, 2013 from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
See more on that fight here.