Published on November 19th, 2013 | by Joe Lawler

Driven: Ben Crowder, 27

What drives me: My family, and to glorify God. God gave me my gifts and I intend to use them as best as I can and not waste them. I have two children and I have to provide for them as well.

My goal is always to get to a bigger show, whether it’s Bellator, the World Series of Fighting or UFC. This (Midwest Cage Championship match on Nov. 27) is my first step toward doing that. If I win this title and keep building up wins, I can make my dream come true.

I’m weird. I like to get punched, I guess. Heading into the ring I try to stay as calm as possible. A lot of people like to get amped up, but when I stay calm I make fewer mistakes.

About the Author

Joe Lawler covers music and more for Juice Magazine. E-mail him at or follow his updates on Twitter @JoeLawler

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