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Manfred
2/24/09 12:37:17AM
I scoured the boards for trivia and facts and scraped together one mega-tread, Enjoy:

UFC 1:
- Zane Frasier was invited because he beat up Frank Dux in the lobby at a Karate competition.
-Gerarld Gordeau was invited because he was from the same gym as Ernesto Hoost and the organizers couldn’t afford Hoost.
-Ken Shamrock was recruited after one of his students had applied, they decided they wanted the teacher instead
-Big John McCarthy applied, but was told that Royce would be the only one to represent Jiu-Jitsu. He could enter after Royce was done with it.
-One of Teila Tuli’s teeth that Gordeau kicked out just missed John McCarthy’s wife when it flew into the crowd. She got up and left the event immediately.
-Art Jimmerson tried to back out when he found out the details of the event but they threatened to sue him because they had already started promoting him.
- The promoters considered adding an electric fence and an alligator-filled moat around the Octagon.

Other Events:
- At Vale Tudo Japan '95, a 154 lb Japanese fighter named Yuki Nakai took on UFC 1 finalist Gerard Gordeau in the first round. Gordeau gouged his eyes so bad that Yuki suffered permanent blindness in one of them. He still won the fight by heel hook and his next fight by armbar before losing to Rickson Gracie in the finals. Rickson said after that he purposely never hit Yuki in the face out of respect. Yuki refused interviews for many years out of fear that it would have a negative impact on MMA.
- At UFC 9, Zane Frasier kneed Cal Worsham while he was running at him in the chest breaking three ribs, one punctured his lung narrowly missing his heart which was badly bruised. In the hospital he was told that his survival was in question.
To this day it is the worst injury ever incurred at a UFC event. Worsham still won the fight
- At UFC 12, Tank Abbot got into a backstage fight with Wallid Ismail
- At UFC 28, Josh Barnett and Gan McGee had the first and only UFC Super HW fight
- At UFC 36, Matt Hughes fought Shooto’s former MW (167 lb) Champ, Sakurai, because the current Champ had trouble getting a visa. The Champ was Anderson Silva.
- At UFC 39, Ricco Rodriguez stopped Randy Couture, making it the ONLY fight in UFC history (as of UFC 95) to be stopped in the 5th round
- At UFC 47, Mike Kyle bit Wes Sims on the chest during their fight.
-At Vale Tudo Japan ’97, Enson Inoue was DQ'd against F. Shamrock because his brother Egan ran into the ring
At PRIDE 9, Matt Serra’s opponent was injured by the pyrotechnics and the match was called off. Serra was never invited back.
At PRIDE 22, during the stare down, Rampage gave Igor Vovchanchyn a note that from “his mother” that said “Please don’t hurt my son”
- At PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute, during the stare down when the ref finished the rules, Josh Barnett said to Mark Hunt “and no flying ass drops”
- At PRIDE Final Conflict 2004, Big Nog was stuck in traffic, so ‘lil Nog did his walk in for the opening ceremony
- PRIDE's "Shockwave" is not translated correctly. The real name is "The Man Festival"
- At Shooto 3/18, Hansen threw his mouth piece into the crowd to celebrate his victory…and hit Caol Uno’s mom in the head
-At IFC 11, Rich Franklin vs. Aaron Brink was ruled a “no contest” when Brink got his leg stuck between the mat and the cage
- At ADCC, Jeff Monson stripped bare naked (in front of everyone) in protest to the judge’s decision to DQ him. You can use a can opener for positioning, but not as a submission, his opponent (pe de Pano, I think) tapped when he did it so they ruled it a submission attempt and DQ'd him. He maintained he was positioning.

Gracies:
- The Gracie family first got noticed when Rorion did a 1989 Playboy article claiming to be the baddest man on the planet and issuing the "Gracie Challenge"
- Royce was the Gracie chosen for UFC 1 for two reasons. They wanted someone smaller to prove a point, and Rickson and Rorion had a big falling out over Rickson teaching from his home instead of at the Academy.
- Rorion Gracie was the fight scene coordinator for Lethal Weapon 1 (triangle at the end)
- Due to his uncontrollable temper, Ryan was reportedly banned by the family from fighting until he got treatment and became more stable.
- Tito called out Renzo Gracie after becoming the >200 lb Champ
- Rickson does have an official loss. At the 1993 US Sambo Championships he lost to Ron Tripp via uchi-mata in 45 seconds. Rickson claims he was misinformed of the rules
- Although Rickson has long been considered the family Champ, Rickson says Royler actually has the best technique in the family and only beats him because of his size advantage.
- Rickson actually only has 2 wins by armbar (both Takada fights) “Rickson by Choke” would be more accurate

Other Talents:
- Dan Severn is also writer for Penthouse
- Aaron Brink is a former porn star
- Jeff Monson worked as a family and children’s counselor
- Matt Serra is the first American that the Gracie family awarded a black belt to.
- Gary Goodridge is a world Champ in arm-wrestling and claims to beat 1,000 people in a row in Japan.
- Egan Inoue was a World Champion Racquetball player before competing in JJ and MMA
-Pete Spratt led the NCAA in receiving yards one season while in college.
- Keith Jardine worked as a debt collector, bounty hunter, football coach and even a miner before fighting
- Mirko Filipovic, besides being a member of the Croatian Anti-terrorism squad, also served in the Croatian Parliament and was signed by the Croatian football team Cibalia.
- Phil Baroni won body-building competitions as a teenager
- Nick Thompson is a Minnesota licensed attorney. After passing the bar, he was sworn in by his step-father, a judge.

Cops:
Forrest
Big John McCarthy
Cal Worsham
Shinya Aoki
Cro Cop (duh)
Andrei Arlovski
Rob MacDonald (TUF 2)

Firemen:
Chris Lytle
Steve Mazzagatti
Don Frye (in Arizona, apparently he was asked to leave around the time McCain was going after MMA, saying his involvement made the dept. look bad)

Military:
Sergei (Russian Airborne)
Randy (Army)
Tim Credeur (Navy)
Wandy (Brazilian Army)
Fedor (Russian Army)
Brandon Vera (Air Force)
Luigi Fioravanti (Marines)
Patrick Cote (Canadian Army)
Shonie Carter (Marine Corps)
Chris Leben (Army, went AWOL then discharged)


Movies/TV:
- Oleg Taktarov has been in more than 30 movies and TV shows
- Rich Franklin starred in “Cyborg Soldier” in the lead role
- Forrest Griffin had a small part in an episode of “Law and Order: SVU”
- Besides a couple films, Randy Couture had a recurring role on “The Unit”
- Joe Son was in "Austin Powers" and a few cheesy action films
- Chuck Liddell was in “The Postman Always Rings Twice” starring Jack Nicholson when he was 12.

Education:
- Tank Abbott has a History degree
- Jeff Monson has a Masters in Psych.
- Phil Baroni has a degree in Physch.
- Rich Franklin has BA in Math and a Masters in Education
- Rorion Gracie has a law degree
- Mark Coleman has a degree in Education
- Chuck Liddell has a BA in Accounting

Nicknames:
- Michael Bisping is the grandson of a Polish Count
- Jens Pulver is called ‘little evil” due to the abusive childhood he once called a “daily hell.” His alcoholic father regularly beat him and even put a gun in his mouth when he was 7. He pulled the gun out and told him he wasn’t worth the bullets.
- Rich Clementi took the nickname “No Love” after a messy divorce
- Tim Sylvia’s original nickname was “Grizzly Bear”
- Wanderlei Silva’s original nickname was “Mad Dog”
- Ikuhisa Minowa is called "The Punk" because of his love of Punk Rock
- Matt “The Law” Lindland got his name because in the finals of the 2000 United States Olympic trials, Lindland lost to Keith Sieracki, who Lindland had accused of tripping him. After appealing, an arbitrator ordered a rematch for Lindland and Sieracki, in which Lindland won 8-0. They still gave the slot to Sieracki, and Lindland sued the Olympic Committee
- Rich “Ace" Franklin is a reference to Ace Ventura because he looks like Jim Carey
- Rampage’s 3 sons all have the middle name Rampage, his daughter's middle name is Page

Real Names:
Karapat Parisyan
Sebastiaan Rutten
Jacob Ortiz
Ken Wayne Kilpatrick (Ken Shamrock aka Vince Torrelli)
Frank Alisio Juarez III (Frank Shamrock)
Jay Dee Penn (All his older brothers are named Jay also, hence Baby Jay)
Francisco Santos Mir III

Random:
- The Zuffa by-laws state that if Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta cannot resolve a dispute, they will have a sport JJ match to decide
- Dana White owns 10% of the UFC, not Zuffa
- Zuffa paid $2 MIL for the UFC and invested another $41 MIL to keep it going
-Jason Delucia put a “curse” on Bas Rutten after Bas beat him a 3rd time because Bas refused to give him another rematch
- Diego Sanchez was once engaged to UFC ring girl Ali Sonoma
- Jeremy Horn has had 71 bone breaks and fractures
- Wanderlei's son is named Thor
- Rampage has an albino son
- BJ Penn sued the UFC for stripping his WW title and filed a motion to prevent the UFC to awarding it to someone else after he left the organization. He lost the lawsuit.
- Forrest Griffin’s first MMA fight was against Dan Severn
- Kieth Hackney was considered for TUF 4, even passed the medicals, but was passed over.
- When Pat Miletich was a senior in HS, he shared the wrestling room with Mark Kerr, who was a freshman.
- Igor Vovchanchyn had such a temper as a teen that whenever he was in a bad mood, the the villagers rang the local church bell so everyone would be warned to avoid him.
- Bas Rutten was at a charity event after party when he accidentally stepped on the toes of NFL Linebacker Brian Urlacher. Bas apologized and offered to buy him a drink but Ulracher was pissed and asked Bas if he wanted to take it outside and Bas smiled and said "YES." Security stepped in and told Ulracher who Bas is. Ulracher apologized.
- Fedor has a pet turtle

Feel free to add more and I'll paste them in
Decided to add cops, fireman, and military, please help with any you know
bojangalz
2/24/09 1:23:07AM
Wow. just...wow
babalu46
2/24/09 11:08:03AM
I'm pretty sure that in Forrest's fight against Dan Severn he also broke his arm and kept fighting. Pretty confident about that but not certain.
seanfu
2/24/09 11:32:26AM

At ADCC, Jeff Monson stripped bare naked (in front of everyone) in protest to the judge’s decision to DQ him. You can use a can opener for positioning, but not as a submission, his opponent (pe de Pano, I think) tapped when he did it so they ruled it a submission attempt and DQ'd him. He maintained he was positioning.


LOL Jeff Monson is my hero.
cowcatcher
2/24/09 12:20:14PM
jesus christ manfred, that was a great post.
cmb19932
2/24/09 12:46:23PM
pet turtle FTW
DCRage
2/24/09 1:05:30PM
A few more for the "real names" one that I remember from reading those NSAC official results documents, those are always fun:
Janigleison H. Tibau-Alves (Gleison [Graison] Tibau)
Jeremiah Cole Miller
Thiago Anderson Ramos Da Silva (Thiago Silva)
Karapat "Karo" Parisyan
Cheick “Kongo” Ouedraogo
Gabriel Gonzaga-Nogueira (formerly Gonzaga-Nogueira Martins)
Michael Andrew McFedries
Thiago De Mello Tavares
Bradley Gray Maynard
Charles David Liddell
Anton Nicolas De Souza (Tony)
Roan Carneiro Pereira
Din Yero Thomas
Cleuder F. Assuncao (Junior)
Thiago Alves Araujo
Renato Sobral Da Cunha (Babalu)
Kalib Axel Starnes
Yoshitomi "Dokonjonosuke" Mishima (I jokingly call him That Tekken Guy)

OK, I should get back to work.
Wolfenstein
2/24/09 4:50:17PM
Please don't hurt my son haha!

roadking95th
2/24/09 9:00:21PM
I don't think I wanted to know this!

-PRIDE's "Shockwave" is not translated correctly. The real name is "The Man Festival"
Manfred
2/25/09 12:25:57AM

Posted by Manfred

- At PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute, during the stare down when the ref finished the rules, Josh Barnett said to Mark Hunt “and no flying ass drops”






Posted by Manfred
- At ADCC, Jeff Monson stripped bare naked (in front of everyone) in protest to the judge’s decision to DQ him. You can use a can opener for positioning, but not as a submission, his opponent (pe de Pano, I think) tapped when he did it so they ruled it a submission attempt and DQ'd him. He maintained he was positioning.






And I added the Bas/Urlacher story and a UFC 9 one that I didn't know about
king_katool
2/25/09 12:48:25AM

Posted by Manfred

I

Other Events:

- At UFC 36, Matt Hughes fought Shooto’s former MW (167 lb) Champ, Sakurai, because the current Champ had trouble getting a visa. The Champ was Anderson Silva.




wow how this wouldve changed alot of things
Manfred
2/25/09 1:24:22AM

Posted by king_katool


Posted by Manfred

I

Other Events:

- At UFC 36, Matt Hughes fought Shooto’s former MW (167 lb) Champ, Sakurai, because the current Champ had trouble getting a visa. The Champ was Anderson Silva.




wow how this wouldve changed alot of things



Maybe, but Hughes was in his prime and Anderson was nothing like the fighter we see today. His jits wasn't so hot, he was more of a striker. Matt via GnP or LnP.

In some ways it's better that it didn't happen because his "return" to the UFC might not have had as much excitement to it
mentalcase
2/25/09 3:06:37AM
great list

here's one i know from UFC 1

Gerarld Gordeau bit Royce's ear when Royce was locked up with him trying to get him to the ground, that's why Royce held the RNC for like 5 seconds after the first tap
pv3Hpv3p
2/25/09 12:21:34PM

Posted by Manfred
- Bas Rutten was at a charity event after party when he accidentally stepped on the toes of NFL Linebacker Brian Urlacher. Bas apologized and offered to buy him a drink but Ulracher was pissed and asked Bas if he wanted to take it outside and Bas smiled and said "YES." Security stepped in and told Ulracher who Bas is. Ulracher apologized.



Is this really true? It just doesn't really seem too accurate... I could imagine Urlacher being a pretty mean guy, but I don't think that even he would be picking fights over nothing at a charity event...

Anyways, if true... That's pretty bad ass, and Don't worry Brian, I wouldn't fight him either
Manfred
2/25/09 1:05:59PM

Posted by pv3Hpv3p


Posted by Manfred
- Bas Rutten was at a charity event after party when he accidentally stepped on the toes of NFL Linebacker Brian Urlacher. Bas apologized and offered to buy him a drink but Ulracher was pissed and asked Bas if he wanted to take it outside and Bas smiled and said "YES." Security stepped in and told Ulracher who Bas is. Ulracher apologized.



Is this really true? It just doesn't really seem too accurate... I could imagine Urlacher being a pretty mean guy, but I don't think that even he would be picking fights over nothing at a charity event...

Anyways, if true... That's pretty bad ass, and Don't worry Brian, I wouldn't fight him either



Bas telling the story on "Best Damn Sports Show" It's at the 3:40 mark

LINK TO VID
lohmann
2/25/09 1:36:22PM
Hoost in the inaugural UFC tournament? I wonder if Royce Gracie would have escaped alive.


At UFC 36, Matt Hughes fought Shooto’s former MW (167 lb) Champ, Sakurai, because the current Champ had trouble getting a visa. The Champ was Anderson Silva.


hippysmacker
2/25/09 3:27:54PM
"At PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute, during the stare down when the ref finished the rules, Josh Barnett said to Mark Hunt “and no flying ass drops”

I betcha Wandy wishes he had thrown that one in too
Tein_Lung
2/25/09 3:55:04PM
rampage is also the only ifghter in Pride to yellow card a ref
madmarck
2/26/09 9:34:24AM
Kid Yamamoto holds the fastest flying knee knockout in 4 seconds vs Kazuyuki Miyata
Chris Clements holds the fastest knockout at 3 seconds vs Lautaro Tucas

UFC 95 had 5 BJJ black belts
Paulo Thiago
Demian Maia
Nate Marquardt
Wilson Gouveia
Joe Stevenson

UFN 17 had 2
Kurt Pellegrino
Gleison Tibau

UFC 94 had 5
Thiago Tavares
Lyoto Machida
Thiago Silva
Georges St. Pierre
B.J. Penn
Jon Fitch (Guriella JJ )

UFC 93 had 5
Chris Lytle
Denis Kang
Rousimar Palhares
Mauricio Rua
Eric Schafer

UFC 92 had 5
Yushin Okami
Dean Lister
Wanderlei Silva
Frank Mir
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale had 5
Roli Delgado
Eliot Marshall
Wilson Gouveia
Vinicius Magalhaes
Phillipe Nover

UFC - Fight For The Troops had 1
Tim Credeur

UFC 91 had 8
Mark Bocek
Rafael dos Anjos
Jorge Gurgel
Demian Maia
Gabriel Gonzaga
Dustin Hazelett
Kenny Florian
Joe Stevenson

UFC 90 had 6
Pete Sell
Hermes Franca
Marcus Aurelio
Thales Leites
Fabricio Werdum
Anderson Silva

UFC 89 had 2
David Bielkheden
Chris Lytle

UFN 15 had 2
Eric Schafer
/Wilson Gouveia

UFC 88 had 5
Roan Carneiro
Kurt Pellegrino
Thiago Tavares
Nate Marquardt
Rousimar Palhares

UFC 87 had 4
Andre Gusmao
Demian Maia
Kenny Florian
Georges St. Pierre

UFN 14 had 3
Tim Credeur
Hermes Franca
Anderson Silva

UFC 86 had 7
Jorge Gurgel
Gabriel Gonzaga
Marcus Aurelio
Chris Lytle
Joe Stevenson
Gleison Tibau
Ricardo Almeida

TUF 7 Finale had 2
Dustin Hazelett
Dean Lister

UFC 85 had 5
Roan Carneiro
Thiago Tavares
Fabricio Werdum
Thales Leites
Nate Marquardt

UFC 84 had 7
Rousimar Palhares
Ivan Salaverry
Thiago Silva
Lyoto Machida
Wilson Gouveia
Wanderlei Silva
B.J. Penn

UFC 83 had 5
Demian Maia
Mark Bocek
Travis Lutter
Matt Serra
Joe Doerksen
Georges St. Pierre was only a brown at the time**

UFC 82 had 5
Jorge Gurgel
David Bielkheden
Dustin Hazelett
Yushin Okami
Anderson Silva

UFC 81 had 6
Chris Lytle
Gleison Tibau
Ricardo Almeida
Nate Marquardt
Frank Mir
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

UFN 12 had 2
Kurt Pellegrino
Thiago Tavares

UFC 80 had 5
Wilson Gouveia
Fabricio Werdum
Gabriel Gonzaga
B.J. Penn
Joe Stevenson

UFC 79 had 6
Mark Bocek
Roan Carneiro
Tony DeSouza
Dean Lister
Lyoto Machida
Wanderlei Silva

TUF 6 finale had 1
George Sotiropoulos

UFC 78 had 4
Marcus Aurelio
Chris Lytle
Thiago Silva
Joe Doerksen

UFC 77 had 3
Demian Maia
Yushin Okami
Jorge Gurgel
Anderson Silva
Eric Schafer

UFC 76 had 4
Diego Saraiva
Thiago Tavares
Lyoto Machida
Mauricio Rua

UFN 11 had 5
Dustin Hazelett
Pete Sell
Junior Assuncao
Kenny Florian
Din Thomas

UFC 75 had 2
Thiago Silva
Gleison Tibau

UFC 74 had 6
Marcus Aurelio
Thales Leites
Frank Mir
Renato Sobral
Kurt Pellegrino
Gabriel Gonzaga
Joe Stevenson was not a BB at the time


UFC 73 had 9
Mark Bocek
Chris Lytle
Jorge Gurgel
Diego Saraiva
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Hermes Franca
Anderson Silva
Nate Marquardt
Kenny Florian


TUF 5 Finale had 3
Andy Wang
Thales Leites
B.J. Penn

UFC 72 had 2
Yushin Okami
Dustin
Hazelett

UFN 10 had 3
Gleison Tibau
Thiago Tavares
Roan Carneiro

UFC 71 had 4
Wilson Gouveia
Din Thomas
Thiago Silva
Ivan Salaverry

UFC 70 had 5
Junior Assuncao
Lyoto Machida
Elvis Sinosic
Fabricio Werdum
Gabriel Gonzaga

UFC 69 had 4
Thales Leites
Pete Sell
Yushin Okami
Matt Serra

UFN 9 had 5
Thiago Tavares
Roan Carneiro
Kurt Pellegrino
Wilson Gouveia
Kenny Florian

UFC 68 had 3
Gleison Tibau
Renato Sobral
Chris Lytle

UFC 67 had 5
Dustin Hazelett
Diego Saraiva
Lyoto Machida
Anderson Silva
Travis Lutter

UFN 8 had 4
Din Thomas
Nate Marquardt
Dean Lister
Hermes Franca

UFC 66
Marcio Cruz
Yushin Okami
Gabriel Gonzaga
Anthony Perosh
Eric Schafer was only a Brown at the time

UFN 17 had 2
Jorge Santiago
Jeff Joslin

UFC 65 had 3
Gleison Tibau
Frank Mir
Jeff Monson

TUF 4 Finale had 6
Thales Leites
Pete Sell
Din Thomas (received in October of 06)
Travis Lutter
Matt Serra
Chris Lytle

UFC 64 had 5
Kurt Pellegrino
Junior Assuncao
Yushin Okami
Kenny Florian
Anderson Silva

UFC - The Final Chapter had 3
Tony DeSouza
Dustin Hazelett
Nate Marquardt

UFC 63 had 3
Jorge Gurgel
Mario Neto
B.J. Penn

UFC 62 had 4
Yushin Okami
Wilson Gouveia
Hermes Franca
Renato Sobral

UFN 6 had 2
Dean Lister
Jorge Santiago

UFC 61 had 5
Kurt Pellegrino
Jeff Monson
Anthony Perosh
Hermes Franca
Frank Mir

UFN 5 had 3
Anderson Silva
Jorge Gurgel
Jorge Santiago

TUF 3 Finale had 2
Wilson Gouveia
Kenny Florian

UFC 60 had 4
Gabriel Gonzaga
Fabiano Scherner
Dean Lister
Royce Gracie

UFC 59 had 3
David Terrell
Jeff Monson
Marcio Cruz


UFN 4 Had 0

UFC 58 had 3
Nate Marquardt
Joe Doerksen
B.J. Penn

UFC 57 had 4
Elvis Sinosic
Renato Sobral
Marcio Cruz
Frank Mir

UFN 3 Had 0

UFC 56 had 1
Gabriel Gonzaga

TUF 2 Finale had 1
Kenny Florian

UFC 55 had 3
Marcio Cruz
Renato Sobral
Elvis Sinosic
Chris Lytle (did not have his BB)

UFN 2 had 1
Fabiano Scherner

UFC 54 had 1
Joe Doerksen

UFN 1 had 4
Nate Marquardt
Ivan Salaverry
Kenny Florian

UFC 53 had 1
Matt Serra

UFC 52 had 4
Ivan Salaverry
Travis Lutter
Renato Sobral
Pete Sell

TUF 1 Finale had 1
Kenny Florian

UFC 51 had 3
David Terrell
Pete Sell
Vitor Belfort

UFC 50 had 3
Travis Lutter
Ivan Salaverry
Renato Verissimo

UFC 49 had 2
David Terrell
Vitor Belfort

UFC 48 had 2
Matt Serra
Renato Verissimo
Frank Mir (received his black belt AFTER Defeating Tim Sylvia that night)***


Other Notables
Dan Miller Brown (Renzo Gracie)
jim Miller Brown (Renzo Gracie)
Alvin Robinson Brown
Assuerio Silva Brown
Rory Singer Brown
Brandon Vera Brown (Lloyd Irvin)
Nate Diaz Brown (under Ceasar Gracie)
Cole Miller Brown (ATT-Ricardo Liborio )
Chuck Liddell Purple ( under John Lewis)
Luke Cummo Purple (Matt Serra)
Thiago Alves Purple (ATT-Ricardo Liborio )
Diego Sanchez Purple (Riberio Brothers)
Patrick Cote Purple (BTT Canada- Fabio Holanda)
Mike Massenzio Blue Belt ( under Edson Carvalho)

Of all the Absolute Mundial Champs
Roger Gracie 2007 Sengoku
Alexandre Ribeiro 2006, 2008 Sengoku
Ronaldo Jacare Souza 2004, 2005 DREAM
Marcio Cruz 2002, 2003 UFC, Sengoku
Mario Sperry 1998 PRIDE
Amaury Bitetti 1996, 1997 UFC 9, 26

only Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros 1999, 2000 champ
and margarida 2001 champ and not competed in Sanctioned MMA events
Source 1- UFC
Source 2- ATT
Source 3- Sherdog

Current Mundial Champions signed to the UFC
Demian Maia
Gabreil Gonzaga
BJ Penn

NOTE:Nick Diaz recieved his Black belt on May 8, 2007, after he had been released from the UFC
*NOTE:Din Thomsas was Awarded his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu October 2006
**NOTE: Georges St-Pierre was awarded his black belt in September 2008
***NOTE : Frank Mir Was awarded his black belt on June 19, 2004
MMAcca
2/26/09 3:42:04PM
Amazing. Just amazing.

My favourite thread so far in 2009, hands down



Manfred
2/27/09 1:26:18AM
Need help adding mma fighters that were cops, firemen or military
Boo_Radley21
2/27/09 1:34:53AM
Forrest was a cop and Randy was in the military were they not?

Also that Rob Macdonald guy was a cop, and Luigi was a marine haha.
Manfred
2/27/09 4:25:56AM

Posted by Boo_Radley21

Forrest was a cop and Randy was in the military were they not?

Also that Rob Macdonald guy was a cop, and Luigi was a marine haha.



Thx, All added except MacDonald. Is that the TUF 2'er? are you sure he was a cop?
madmarck
2/27/09 8:59:12AM
Shonie Carter was a Marine
Chris Lytle was/maybe is a fire fighter
Patrick Cote was in the army
Chirs price was in the army
Tim Kennedy was a marine
Chris Mickle served in Iraq
Rob Macdonald was a cop
Fedor Emelianenko was a firefighter in the Russian Army
Sergei Kharitonov was/is a Russian Paratrooper
Andrei Arlovski was a police officer in Belarus
madmarck
2/27/09 9:00:55AM

Posted by madmarck

Shonie Carter was a Marine
Chris Lytle was/maybe is a fire fighter
Patrick Cote was in the army
Chirs price was in the army
Tim Kennedy was a marine
Chris Mickle served in Iraq
Rob Macdonald was a cop

madmarck
2/27/09 9:46:55AM
Keith Hackney is the only fighter to ever win in the UFC via Groin strikes.
Manfred
2/27/09 10:29:16AM

Posted by madmarck

Keith Hackney is the only fighter to ever win in the UFC via Groin strikes.



Actually it was a choke, but set up with shots to the berries
DCRage
2/27/09 10:42:18AM

Posted by Manfred

Need help adding mma fighters that were cops, firemen or military


Brian Stann was also in the military.
emfleek
2/27/09 10:45:49AM

Posted by DCRage


Posted by Manfred

Need help adding mma fighters that were cops, firemen or military


Brian Stann was also in the military.



Add Chris Leben to that list...he was in the military for a little bit prior to going AWOL and being discharged.
madmarck
2/27/09 3:39:30PM

Posted by Manfred


Posted by madmarck

Keith Hackney is the only fighter to ever win in the UFC via Groin strikes.



Actually it was a choke, but set up with shots to the berries


http://www.yorkblog.com/mma/hackneyjoeson.gif

Still doenst seem fair.
Full Fight

Not much of a choke either. One hand pushing into the neck.

Maybe all those groin strikes were so Joe Son wouldn't gang rape anyone else
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