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Juan Archuleta On How He Almost Missed Bellator 201

June 30, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with MMA Junkie, Juan Archuleta spoke about how a scary incident with his daughter almost caused him to miss Bellator 201. Here are highlights:

On a scary family ordeal: “My two boys and my daughter were at a vocational Bible school, because I had moved from the high desert, and we get a call, and it was about my daughter. She was not responding. She was staring off into space. It was nerve-racking. It was like, ‘Let’s go up there,’ and while we were on the phone, she still wasn’t responding. And she snaps out of it, and what broke my heart the most was hearing her voice saying she wanted to come home; she wanted daddy. I was like, ‘I’m not fighting tonight, there’s no way.’”

On having someone check on his daughter: “My wife’s mom went there, and her grandma picked her up, and she snapped out of it. She was like, ‘Hey, daddy.’ We FaceTimed her, and she was all right. It gave me a little more peace of mind – but still emotional.”

On how it happened: “It came out of nowhere. I think with the desert heat, now that we moved to Orange County, there’s a little more humidity down in Orange County. Going back home, she was swimming, didn’t think of anything. Probably didn’t rehydrate the right way. They’re just kids, so they had a little slight mishap. Definitely nerve-racking.”

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