I train with a great group of guys. Aside from being fighters that I can admire and learn from they all have their personality quirks that make them interesting and eternally entertaining. The past week has been especially entertaining as a group of us have been in close quarters for over a week. I thought I might give you all a all glimpse of the happenings in camp….
Antonio needs to have a cell phone surgically attached to his ear. Seriously, I’d say he’s on the phone 85% of the time. The only time he’s not on the phone is when he’s showering (which isn’t very often). I can hear him talking from my room, and so far, everytime I go to sleep he’s on the phone, and everytime I wake up…..he’s on the phone. It’s eerie. I often wonder who he talks to. He doesn’t sleep much, so normally, when I get up to take a piss at night, he’s talking to someone.
Brett Cooper eats more than any human I’ve ever been around. We went to the store an Brett offered to pay for more than his share of the groceries and I wondered why. Well, as it turns out Brett actually just eats that much. He’ll tell you that he just snacks alot but that’s bullshit. He snacks alot, then when it’s time for a meal he eats more than all of us, even the heavyweights. At nearly every meal he’s cleaning his plate and then asking “you g’on eat that?” like we’re in prison or some shit. I just started giving anything I didn’t plan on eating to Brett, “thanks man” no objection at all. The boy can eat.
Emmanuel Newton is quite hilarious. I think he has a future as a comedian. Pretty much every night we come upstairs for bed and he’s entertaining himself by becoming any number of characters and calling this hook up line to mess with people. Sometimes it’s Joker, a Latino gangster from LA. Other times it’s Victor, a metro sexual rich guy that lives in Hollywood and is looking for people to party with. Then it’s…well…he acts like a girl, but I’m not sure I caught a name for her yet. It’s hilarious.
Chase Gormley is working on race issues. I think he’s just mad that he can’t turn around in the upstairs shower, it’s hard being a heavyweight. We used to give Chase shit about being an undercover racist, but then he went and had a beautiful baby girl with a Latina, so we had to stop.
Anyways, just a few snippets from camp. More to come…