Alex White Talks About Drinking Gasoline When He Was Four
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.15.2014
It led to his speech impediment...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Alex White (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) spoke about drinking gasoline by accident at the age of four, which led to his permanent speech impediment and a scarring of his vocal cords. He will fight Lucas Martins (14-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) on Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The fight airs on FOX Sports 1 at 7 PM ET.
On drinking gasoline: "I didn't know someone drank all (the juice) and that my dad decided to pour gasoline in it while he was messing with the carburetor. I took that jug and drank out of it. Next thing I knew, I woke up in the hospital. They said it would be a miracle if I survived the night."
On deciding to stay and train with Joe Worden when his parents moved away: "It was a gut feeling to stay. I was homeless for a couple days. My neighbors kind of took me in for a little bit, and then I eventually got a place of my own."
On hoping to inspire people: "I'm a small-town boy, and I'm kind of a role model. If I can overcome everything, other kids can also. I can't let them down. It's not just me losing; a loss would be them losing. I can't have that."