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