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Jeremy Horn - Gumby

Known as “Gumby” due to his extreme flexibility on the ground and on his feet, Jeremy Horn is one of the most experienced mixed martial arts fighters in the world. Born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 25th, 1975, Horn trained nearly his whole life before receiving an RBWI black belt in 1992. Horn made his impressive entrance into professional fighting by winning most of his early fights with various promotions.

Horn’s Ultimate Fighting Championship debut saw him lose to Frank Shamrock, but his exciting fighting style and obvious talent prompted the UFC to quickly schedule another fight for “Gumby”. A subsequent win over Chuck Liddell, one of the few in his entire career, Horn became known as a true heavyweight contender. Liddell was able to avenge that loss years later at UFC 54 with a stoppage in the fourth round of the rematch after Horn informed the referee that he could not see through the blood and swelling on his face.

After continuing to show great promise with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Horn was invited to battle Matt Lindland at an International Fight League event in September of 2006. Lindland won the fight by TKO due to strikes in the second round, prompting Horn to announce his retirement. He returned only four months later to defeat Falaniko Vitale at another IFC event.
 

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