Ben Fowlkes heads to Stockton to find out:
At first, Nate admitted, he wasn’t terribly interested in jiu-jitsu. He also wasn’t very good. What kept him coming back was that, after practice, the older guys in the class would usually buy him and his brother a burrito from the food truck that pulled up near the gym each night.
“That was actually the main reason I wanted to go train,” he said. “I didn’t have any money. At home we didn’t have s–t. I was starving all day. So if I went to train I’d get something to eat. Sometimes I’d be sitting at home and it was like, well, if I go train with Nick I’ll get something to eat afterwards. If I don’t I’ll just sit here and be hungry. …I was going for burritos and dinner, and hey, I wanted dinner every day. Before I knew it I was a blue belt.”
(Image via Esther Lin’s UFC on FOX 3 Open Workout gallery)