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Williams’ children went on to be athletes as well. “I’ve been a natural athlete all my life and my kids were natural athletes,” Williams says. His kids would watch William train fighters in the backyard – “sponges,” William called them. His kids went on to do kickboxing, baseball and other sports. “I think just watching made them wonderful athletes,” Williams said. VVN/Halie Chavez

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