I just woke up and realized that yesterday it has been a year ago that my former training partner Ryan Jimmo passed away. He was victim of a brutal hit and run by two cowards that ran him over. He was one of the most intelligent fighters I have worked with and was not your typical fighter. He liked to play chess and his famous robot dance. He was a true gentleman and he will be missed. RIP Ryan Jimmo! @ryanjimmo
His death reminds me to live life to the fullest and be grateful of the time you spend on earth ~ 11 days to go #UFC213#ryanjimmo#robotdance#rip#neverforget#livelifetothefullest#gonetoosoon
Credit: picture by @ryanloco
💫4 Years /Before & After 💫
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👋🏻 bye beautiful IG feed😂#whocares 📸
I guess you know how much I love photography. I dedicate quite some time on perfecting my food photography skills and I truly love it. It's a way to communicate that is as powerful as writing (maybe even more powerful). It's also a way to ''freeze time'' if you know what I mean. The other day, someone asked me why I'm not taking out the old pictures from my website that are...uh not so great. But why? Why does everything needs to be perfect from the beginning? I love going through old pictures and compare them to how I shoot now. It takes time to perfect anything in life. #keeppracticing#tiptuesday#neverforget how you started 😏
Gestern war ich im Tierheim und nachts im Bett fiel mir plötzlich ein, dass ich Apollo an dem Tag gar nicht gesehen hatte. Ich ahnte nichts schönes und schrieb panisch seinen Gassigänger an, um zu fragen, ob ich mir Sorgen machen musste. Mein Gefühl hatte leider recht. Apollo wurde Sonntag Abend eingeschläfert 😔 Noch ein Hund, was sein gesamtes Leben im Tierheim verbrachten musste und dort sterben musste. Apollo ist sehr alt geworden und konnte nur mit sehr viel Mühe laufen. Er konnte nicht mehr. Immer wenn ich Apollos Ohren ansah, musste ich lachen. Denn er hat ein Schlappohr und das andere ein Stehohr - sooo süß. Lieber Apollo, auch, wenn du immer sehr unsanft die Käsestücke aus meiner Hand gefressen hast, vermisse ich dich. Ich weiß, es geht dir nun gut. Das ist alles was zählt. Grüß bitte Benny und Happy von mir ja. Wir denken an Dich. #tierheimhund#rip#missyou#neverforget
"I want to remember my Tio (Uncle) Mel. My Tio died when i was a freshman in high school, I can still remember the day like it was yesterday. He died from complications of AIDS.
Today I remember his spirit. How great of a guy he was. He was witty, catty, loving and never afraid to speak his mind, to be who he was or hold his ground. Even in the face of bullies he wouldn't compromise or give in without a fight. To me it seemed like he was never afraid.
I dont know if he suspected that I would one day grow up to be a lot more like him than anyone would've expected but i want to take a page out of his book. I will not be afraid.
Today I will FIGHT. I will FIGHT for EQUALITY, FIGHT for a CURE and FIGHT to embrace all the qualities that i am that make me, ME.
Because I am a Chaparro its not hard for me to be brave but because of my Tio Melcher Chaparro, today I WILL BE FEARLESS.
I LOVE YOU TIO. I hope you are proud of the man I turned out to be. Love, Sammy." - by Samuel Chaparro