Ben was born and raised in San Diego to Filipino immigrants. Ben is an only child, which came with the benefit of all my parents love, but with all the pressures of being the best he could be. Ben grew up with a lot of responsibility and spent most of my time with elderly relatives. This gave Ben the name "old soul." That doesn't stop Ben from being the energy to the room! Ben began to have a love for boxing. Watching pro boxing on television with my father was one of the things we bonded over. He taught me a lot about mixed martial arts and Ben trained with amateur fighters in my younger years. Ben is now a accountant by day and a trainer by day and night.