After A Divorce And Losing Custody Of His Kids, This 40-Year-Old Dad Lost 70LBS And Became A SHREDDED MMA Fighter
After a spell of unemployment plus bitter divorce where he lost custody of his kids, Keith Rocheville could have easily spiralled into a downfall of depression or drugs. However, Keith used his disappointment to fuel his insane transformation into a ripped MMA fighter.
Two and a half years ago, Rocheville was trying to save his failing marriage, plus falling behind on child support for his two teenage sons from his first marriage. Keith, a carpenter, found himself divorced a second time and the child support was too much for him to handle especially after unable to find employment for a good deal of time.
“Trying to save the marriage and family I had, I used what little I made to pay our bills. We owned a really reasonably nice home, the only I had ever owned,” Keith told the Daily Mail. “Our marriage just couldn’t be saved, and I eventually fell so far behind in support the state charged me with a felony.”
Keith, who was living in St. Louis, was forced to move in with his parents in California at age 38. He also lost his driver’s license.
“I was depressed, in the worst ways,” Keith remembers. “I couldn’t leave the house. I basically stayed in a room all day, walked to the corner if I bummed $5 from my mom. I was 38. Pathetic.”
Rocheville returned to St. Louis and began dating an on-again-off-again girlfriend during his divorce, but the relationship quickly soured. One night at a pool party, Keith fell asleep and his girlfriend went through his phone to find texts from his ex-wife and a message to a friend that said that he “wasn’t planning on sticking around.”
“So I woke up to being carried by each limb by a man, floating across the lawn,” Keith says. “They tossed me in the gravel drive and it was dead quiet. They just started stomping me in silence. All I could do was cover my face.”
Keith suffered a separated shoulder, two broken ribs and a broken clavicle from the brutal attack.