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From UFC Fighter to Humanitarian - Rising Above Struggles & Creating Lasting Change | Justin Wren
12th April 2023 • University of Adversity • Lance W Essihos
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Welcome to today's episode, where we have a truly inspiring guest who has faced and conquered more challenges than most of us can imagine. Our guest is Justin "the big Pygmy" Wren, a mixed martial artist, humanitarian, and founder of the nonprofit organization, Fight for the Forgotten.

During the episode, we delve deep into Justin's remarkable story, starting from his early years as a dominant high school wrestler to his struggles with depression, drug addiction, and suicidal thoughts. We also explore his transformative journey with the Mbuti Pygmy people of the Congo Basin Rainforest and how this experience motivated him to create Fight for the Forgotten.

Justin shares his personal experiences with bullying as a child and the significant impact it had on his confidence and growth. He has captivated millions with his appearances on popular shows such as Joe Rogan, Mike Tyson's Hotboxing, and TEDx Talks, as well as through his book, Fight for the Forgotten.

Join us as we discover Justin's journey of conquering adversity and find out how he continues to make a positive impact in the world today. This is an episode that you don't want to miss, so let's dive right in!

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