|Cousin Derek: MMA Title Belt Holder|
I was one of six cousins standing out on the deck of my parents' house for Christmas. Three of us grew up together; we were more like friends than cousins. The other three were brothers---and much younger. So much younger, in fact, I used to babysit two of them. Turns out one of them is an athlete--I mean a real athlete.
This is him in my folk's living room over Christmas--he's next to Uncle Denny and in front of my youngest brother's gal. The partial headshot behind Denny is Bunce's uncle--Doran. Yup, a title belt holder in our house. It's dwarfs the size of my largest hardware; rendering it little more than a tool used to clean the crevices of his monster belt. Who knew.
(Not so) little cousin Derek~~ the MMA BFC Lightweight (170lb) champion.