Qui Est Gene LeBell?

I was checking my Bookface feed when I came across an article that mma.tv did on Gene LeBell.  Who is he?  Watch and learn:

 

Paul Lazenby mentions that Gene LeBell wanted to learn judo, a Japanese martial art, and was met with ridicule…and likely some stink-eyes.  Whether or not boxing is superior to mma does not oil the contemplative gears as much as the idea that this man wanted and needed to train with people who had been forced into internment camps because the American government insisted on keeping Japanese-Americans  in a controlled environment on account of World War II.  And he succeeded.

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