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Ray Cooper III’s lifetime of training with family leads to shot at big payoff

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    MMA fighter Ray Cooper III, trains with Blake Cooper, Baylen Cooper, Makoa Cooper and Makana-Ray Cooper under the guidance of their father, Ray Cooper Jr., in the family’s home garage. Ray Cooper III will fight at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Ray Cooper III, left, grapples with his brother, Blake, during training in their family garage.

Inside the garage of his family home, Ray Cooper Jr. sits quietly and observes. It is in this garage where, for as long as his oldest son can remember, all of the training has taken place. Read more

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