Promise to brother leads ex-UB wrestler on road to UFC
April 07, 2017


Jerome Green pleaded with his younger brother before getting whisked away to prison on a three-year hitch for robbing drug dealers in Rochester. Carve your own path in life, he said, and stop following mine. Pay attention in school, earn your degree and follow your passion, he said, unlike me.

"He made me promise," Desmond Green said this week while preparing for his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in KeyBank Center. "I wanted to be just like him. I literally wanted to be a street guy. I thought it was a cool thing to do. He actually made me promise to not do what he did."