Undefeated No. 8-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contender, Cody Garbrandt (8-0), appears to have had quite a colorful upbringing in Uhrichsville, Ohio. This is based on nothing more than the 10-minute video above, in which "No Love" shares several stories on "The Cruz Show" on Power 106 Los Angeles, California.
The topics of conversation include: His incarcerated father (and uncle), sparring with his older brother when he was just five years old, women, fighting his brother, women, getting his first tattoo at age 13 and nearly killing his brother with a knife, among other hair-raising tales.
"I almost cut his middle finger off," Garbrandt said. "What happened was, me and my boy were at my adopted father's house in the neighboring city and we had some girls coming over. I just had my hair did, I was looking good. We had like a 30-pack of Busch Light, you know — country boys — we were ready [to party]. They came over and [my brother] had to work the next day — he mowed grass at the golf course.
"So he came up because we were being super loud and I said something to him that just set him off — he wanted to fight. He came at me and I saw this big knife on my step dad's counter and I picked it up as he came running at me and I swatted it at him. It cut his [middle] finger almost completely off. Then he looked at me like he wanted to fight, but he punched the glass stove and broke [the whole thing]. I didn't want to fight because I knew it was going to be a tough fight — mess my hair up, beat my face up, rip my shirt. I had girls over, I worked all night to make this happen."
The good news? His brother still has the ability to flip the bird and the pair have not fought each other in nearly a decade. And that's probably a good thing, considering Garbrandt is among the hottest prospects in UFC today, opening up his UFC career with four straight wins and, in the process, capturing the attention of Bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, on more than one occasion.
Indeed, supreme confidence is not lost on Garbrandt, who will return to the Octagon this weekend (Sat., Aug. 20, 2016) to fight Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 202, which takes place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. With an impressive win, Garbrandt could leapfrog a few fighters ahead of him in the rankings and punch his title ticket sooner than later.
Because, after all, Cruz is not dumb.