25 Random MMA Facts

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Shawn91111
2/9/09 4:34:28AM
Saw this on Sherdog and thought it was interesting...


1) Jason Reinhardt, who lost to Joe Lauzon at UFC 78 is 20-1 with 20 finishes, 19 in the first round.

2) Prior to BJ Penn VS Joe Stevenson, all UFC 155lb title fights went to a decision.

3) Travis Fulton has the most KO wins in MMA with 60. Gilbert Yvel is second with 30. Fulton also has 123 submission wins, most of all-time as well. Dan Severn is second with 53.

4) Chris Lytle has 15 decision losses.

5) The UFC has held 1,089 fights (as of UFN 17). 32% have ended in a submission, 38% by KO/TKO, 28% by decision. Over 600 fights, PRIDE is almost identical. 31% submission, 34% KO/TKO and 31% decision.

6) Only one fight in the history of the UFC ended in the 5th round when Ricco Rodriguez defeated Randy Couture via submission due to strikes.

7) Bas Rutten is 2-3 against Frank and Ken Shamrock combined, but 26-1-1 against everyone else.

8) Randy Couture has 19 UFC fights, 15 of them title fights. Since December 1997, only one of his UFC fights has not been for a title.

9) Prior to "Cro Cop" Mirko Filipovic's nickname was "Tiger."

10) Teila Tuli, who lost to Gerard Gordeau at UFC 1, played Kemo in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Gerard Gordeau continued the night with some of Tuli's teeth stuck in his foot. After he returned home to the Neatherlands he had to go months of treatment for fear of blood poisoning.

11) Tra Telligman has no right pectoral. He lost it in a car accident as a child.

12) Heath Herring has the most fights in the history of PRIDE.

13) Chael Sonnen ran for state legisture in Oregon. He lost. He is, however, a Real Estate Agent for John L Scott Realty

14) Tim Sylvia, Ricco Rodriguez, Wes Sims, Josh Thomson, Tiki and Pete Spratt all were on a special UFC episode of Blind Date. Frank Trigg was on kept

15) Troy Mandaloniz was the referee in the Anderson Silva/Yushin Okami fight

16) Stephan Bonnar snuck out of the Ultimate Fighter house to get some Mad Dog at a liquor store. It never made it on air.

17) Robbie Lawler VS Steve Berger was the first MMA fight to be aired on cable TV. Lawler was also in the first title fight to be on network TV.

18) UFC 78 was actually the 100th event in the company's history. UFC 100 will be the 132nd event.

19) Rampage was on Jackass teaching Ryan Dunn how to shoot for a takedown.

20) Mac Danzig was a sponsored skateboarder and is a professional photographer.

21) Jeremy Jackson's ex-wife named their son Nick after Nick Diaz, who beat Jackson right before she gave birth to Nick. Jackson went on as a last minute replacement for Diaz in The Ultimate Fighter 4.

22) Tito Ortiz's real name? Jacob Ortiz.

23) Art Jimmerson, who lost to Royce Gracie at UFC 1 when Royce mounted him, is still listed as an active fighter on the UFC website.

24) At a charity event, Bas Rutten accidently stepped on Brian Urlacher's foot. Bas apologized and Urlacher refused to accept. Bas tried to make peace but Urlacher asked Bas if "wanted to take this outside." Bas laughed and said yes. The bouncers diffused the situation and told Urlacher who Bas was. Urlacher quickly apologized.

25) And finally….Drew Fickett is in a band called **** sandwich.
postman
2/9/09 9:16:13AM

Posted by Shawn91111

24) At a charity event, Bas Rutten accidently stepped on Brian Urlacher's foot. Bas apologized and Urlacher refused to accept. Bas tried to make peace but Urlacher asked Bas if "wanted to take this outside." Bas laughed and said yes. The bouncers diffused the situation and told Urlacher who Bas was. Urlacher quickly apologized.




Bas V Urlacher at UFC 100!
scoozna
2/9/09 9:34:50AM
Good stuff. I tried to prop but GSTL...
DCRage
2/9/09 10:00:25AM
I already knew 6 of those 25.
Aether
2/9/09 10:44:39AM
21) Jeremy Jackson's ex-wife named their son Nick after Nick Diaz, who beat Jackson right before she gave birth to Nick. Jackson went on as a last minute replacement for Diaz in The Ultimate Fighter 4.

Wow, someone is bitter. That's actually kind of pathetic, honestly. She must really be consumed by their breakup to name their child after a guy who beat him in a fight.

Also, imagine what might have happened with the UFC if Bonnar had gotten kicked off of the show for sneaking out. Some interesting stuff there.

#24 made me laugh. Urlacher sounds like a bit of an jerk from that quote. He apologized and the guy still wanted to beat him up for something so minor? Bas should've given him his beating and taught him a lesson. Being a big guy doesn't mean it's ok to go around beating people up for no good reason.
Deathbringer
2/9/09 11:15:04AM


24) At a charity event, Bas Rutten accidently stepped on Brian Urlacher's foot. Bas apologized and Urlacher refused to accept. Bas tried to make peace but Urlacher asked Bas if "wanted to take this outside." Bas laughed and said yes. The bouncers diffused the situation and told Urlacher who Bas was. Urlacher quickly apologized.



lmfao

Awesome. I'd pay for that PPV event to see Urlacher get taken apart.
urbman
2/10/09 6:40:08PM
Sounds like Urlacher is lucky the bouncers knew who Bas was ,or there might have been Urlacher all over the sidewalk
Boo_Radley21
2/10/09 11:56:04PM
The one about Bonnar was my favourite.
MMAcca
2/11/09 12:57:05AM

21) Jeremy Jackson's ex-wife named their son Nick after Nick Diaz, who beat Jackson right before she gave birth to Nick. Jackson went on as a last minute replacement for Diaz in The Ultimate Fighter 4.


So Nick Diaz was to appear in TUF4 ?

Anybody know why he didn't in the end ?
lohmann
2/11/09 1:09:44AM

Posted by MMAcca


21) Jeremy Jackson's ex-wife named their son Nick after Nick Diaz, who beat Jackson right before she gave birth to Nick. Jackson went on as a last minute replacement for Diaz in The Ultimate Fighter 4.


So Nick Diaz was to appear in TUF4 ?

Anybody know why he didn't in the end ?



Just a guess, but wasn't Diaz an active fighter on the UFC roster at that time anyway?
Pookie
2/11/09 2:13:27AM

Posted by MMAcca


21) Jeremy Jackson's ex-wife named their son Nick after Nick Diaz, who beat Jackson right before she gave birth to Nick. Jackson went on as a last minute replacement for Diaz in The Ultimate Fighter 4.


So Nick Diaz was to appear in TUF4 ?

Anybody know why he didn't in the end ?



Nick did an interview where he talked quite a bit about that topic, if i find it ill bump this thread, probably about 6-8 months back though.
Manfred
2/14/09 11:23:44PM
Good stuff

Posted by Shawn91111

24) At a charity event, Bas Rutten accidently stepped on Brian Urlacher's foot. Bas apologized and Urlacher refused to accept. Bas tried to make peace but Urlacher asked Bas if "wanted to take this outside." Bas laughed and said yes. The bouncers diffused the situation and told Urlacher who Bas was. Urlacher quickly apologized.




I remember Bas talking about that in an interview on Best Damn Sports Show, I think. Funny as hell when he tells the story.


Here's a couple:

-Matt Lindland's nickname "the law" came about because sued the U.S Olympic commitee over the right to compete. There was a disputed loss during the trials, so they had a rematch and Matt won. They still gave the slot to his opponent, Keith Sieracki,. Matt sued and won, going on to win the silver medal.

- Rorion Gracie was a fight scene coordinator for "Lethal Weapon" Hence the triangle choke in the final fight scene on the lawn vs. Gary Busey

- In the Zuffa by-laws it states that if Frank and Lorenzo can't come to an agreement, the dispute will be settled by a jiu-jitsu sport match

bls1919
2/15/09 9:50:39AM
I likes the one about Gracie and lethal weapon, thats cool. And i would have loved if Bas would have hit Urlacher with a liver punch.
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