Fight Path: WSOF 5’S Rick Glenn Committed To MMA As 17-Year-Old Staples Employee

Rick Glenn was a teenager taking a phone call on a break from his shift at Staples when he became an MMA fighter.

Up until that point, not much of his MMA experience had been very traditional, as he transitioned some boxing training when his gym closed to some self-taught MMA skills to a friend’s basement to an uncle’s garage.

His thirst for adventure had already led him to a strong interest in BMX biking, when groups of friends that sometimes numbered in the dozens would ride around town. But that didn’t quite meet his interest in fighting.

Which is why he was anxious to take that call about seven years ago and ask off early from his shift.

“I called my wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, and I said, ‘I got offered this fight, get my shorts, get my cup, and get my mouthpiece,'” Glenn told MMAjunkie.com. “I get to the event, and the people said, ‘You have five minutes to get ready.'”

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