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Famous People from Hale County Texas

Leonard Garcia

Leonard Garcia
Born July 14, 1979 in Plainview, he played football for Plainview High School. Garcia is a retired American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Featherweight division of the Legacy Fighting Championship, and is the former Legacy FC Featherweight Champion. After making his professional debut in 1999, Garcia competed in WEC and in the UFC.

Raised on his grandparent's farm in Hale County with help from his uncles, Garcia attended Plainview High School, where he was a talented football player and was also been in martial arts and boxing.

Garcia was planning to join the Texas Tech football team, when he was involved in a physical altercation with a recently released felon at a local restaurant. The man had a knife and stabbed Garcia eight times, twice puncturing his lungs, causing them to collapse. Not long after the incident Garcia, who would not be able to continue his football career because of his wounds, found a dojo and discovered his new passion for fighting.

Despite being away from competitive combat sports for five years, Garcia was expected to headline BKFC 7 on August 10, 2019 against Jason Knight.



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