25 things you may not know about MMA...

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joshryanshepherd
7/10/08 11:20:00PM
and before all you "know-it-alls" think PSH i'll know all these. think twice and then read ON!!!!


i found these out and about...



25. Tank Abbott was knocked out exactly 43 seconds in his fight against both Kimbo Slice and Paul Buentello.

24. UFC Light Heavyweight contender Forrest Griffin's very first MMA bout was against Dan "The Beast" Severn.

23. Joe has more triangle choke submission victories than anyone in MMA ever. (hope ya liked how all i said was Joe lmao)

22. Karo Parisyan's last 11 of 14 fights have went to a decision.

21. The first publicized spectacle of MMA last century wasn't UFC 1 or even Vale Tudo it was a fight between Hercules O'Brien (a British Boxer) and Huo Yuan Jia (a Chinese Wushu fighter) in Shanghai in 1909.

20. Rickson Gracie (claims to have won over 400 fights without a loss) the supposedly undefeated in all competitions has at least one loss from the 1993 U.S. Sambo Championships in Norman, Oklahoma, where he was defeated by American Ron Tripp by Total Victory via uchi-mata in 45 seconds. Rickson disputed this loss, claiming he was misinformed of the rules of the event.

19. Anderson Silva allowed Travis Lutter to take him down in their fight at UFC 67 so that he could beat him on the ground to avenge Jose "Pele" Landi-Jons, Anderson's training partner who lost to Lutter via armbar.

18. Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira doesn't lose fights he just runs out of time, 4 losses in 36 fights all decisions.

17. Chuck Liddell was in a 1981 movie with Jack Nicholson called "The Postman Always Rings Twice".

16. UFC 14 was the first event where the "baby gloves" were made mandatory

15. The UFC 28 fight between Josh Barnett and Gan McGee was the first and only Superheavyweight fight in UFC history.

14. Fedor Emelianenko and Randy Couture both fought in the Rings King of Kings tournament in 2000. They would have fought but Fedor was cut by TK and Couture was submitted by Valentijn Overeem.

13. The much discussed Fedor loss due to a cut against Tsuyoshi Kohsaka, was actually a cut reopened. Fedor suffered the cut in his fight with Ricardo Arona prior to fighting TK. Fedor still claims that TK used an illegal strike.

12. Brad Imes and aoki are the only fighters in MMA history to have 2 wins via gogoplata submission.

11. UFC Ring announcer Bruce Buffer has a Jiu Jitsu black belt and fought as a kick boxer.

10. Matt Serra was in Japan ready to fight in Pride 9. Unfortunately his opponent got injured by a pyrotechnic and he could not fight. He was never invited back to Pride.

9. Japanese Superstar Genki Sudo was a contestant on the show "Ninja Warrior"

8. Aaron Brink who has fought fighters like Andrei Arlovski, Rich Franklin, Alistair Overeem and Jeremy Horn, is also an ex porn star.

7. Travis Fulton has an MMA record of 185-45-9 and of those fights only 20 went to decision, his nickname of "Ironman" is fitting.

6. The 2000 PRIDE Grand Prix was the first to feature live American commentary. Bas and Quadros added commentary to the earlier events after they already happened. This is evident by the fact that Bas commentates on fights while at the same time cornering Mark Kerr.

5. PRIDE 12 was where the term Lay and Pray was coined. Quadros coined the term while calling the fight between Kazuyuki Fujita and Gilbert Yvel.

4. At the pre-fight staredown between Quinton Jackson and Igor Vovchanchyn at PRIDE 22, Rampage gave Igor a note allegedly from his mother that said, "Please don't hurt my son."

3. In the pre-fight staredown between Josh Barnett and Mark Hunt, while the referee was issuing the rules, Barnett added, "No flying ass drops."

2. Shooto is the oldest MMA organization on the planet. It started in 1985.

1. Japanese and Pride MMA Legend Kazushi Sakuraba actually won one of the very first UFC tournaments- UFC Japan: Ultimate Japan 1.


my apologies if these have been posted before....
bigbubbano23
7/10/08 11:28:38PM
i didn't know bruce buffer was that into fighting.
hotrodttt
7/10/08 11:28:58PM
I see 2 mistakes in this

Evan Tanner doesn't have the most Triangles Choke Victories, Joe Pierson does

Also, Aoki has 2 GoGo Victories
jiujitsufreak74
7/10/08 11:29:44PM

Posted by hotrodttt

Also, Aoki has 2 GoGo Victories



oh you just saved me from exploding

Also, i would like to add that because of all the MMA Trivias we have done here i knew most of those already.
joshryanshepherd
7/10/08 11:31:43PM
explode all ya want i just copied and pasted these from a site. lol
jiujitsufreak74
7/10/08 11:32:21PM

Posted by joshryanshepherd

explode all ya want i just copied and pasted these from a site. lol



not at you, i was just messing around because i am an Aoki nuthugger
joshryanshepherd
7/10/08 11:34:18PM

Posted by hotrodttt

I see 2 mistakes in this

Evan Tanner doesn't have the most Triangles Choke Victories, Joe Pierson does

Also, Aoki has 2 GoGo Victories



how many does Joe have? evan has 9...
joshryanshepherd
7/10/08 11:35:37PM

Posted by jiujitsufreak74


Posted by joshryanshepherd

explode all ya want i just copied and pasted these from a site. lol



not at you, i was just messing around because i am an Aoki nuthugger




oh its fine man
Pitbull09
7/10/08 11:37:15PM
i knew 9. THat doesnt bother me though. I think the best fact that ppl don't know is the Couture/ Fedor fight thing. This all could've been settled but not as hyped back then. Maybe it was destiny though.
hotrodttt
7/10/08 11:38:00PM

Posted by joshryanshepherd


Posted by hotrodttt

I see 2 mistakes in this

Evan Tanner doesn't have the most Triangles Choke Victories, Joe Pierson does

Also, Aoki has 2 GoGo Victories



how many does Joe have? evan has 9...



Joe has 14

Fight Finder
hotrodttt
7/10/08 11:39:50PM

Posted by jiujitsufreak74


Posted by hotrodttt

Also, Aoki has 2 GoGo Victories



oh you just saved me from exploding

Also, i would like to add that because of all the MMA Trivias we have done here i knew most of those already.



At almost going on a Rant

Yeah the only 1 I didn't know was the 1st MMA Event in 1909

joshryanshepherd
7/10/08 11:44:13PM

Posted by hotrodttt


Posted by joshryanshepherd


Posted by hotrodttt

I see 2 mistakes in this

Evan Tanner doesn't have the most Triangles Choke Victories, Joe Pierson does

Also, Aoki has 2 GoGo Victories



how many does Joe have? evan has 9...



Joe has 14

Fight Finder




well when i said triangle chokes i meant all triangle chokes not just leg triangles. so i counted 19 on joes record. which smashes evans! lol
jiujitsufreak74
7/10/08 11:46:06PM

Posted by joshryanshepherd


well when i said triangle chokes i meant all triangle chokes not just leg triangles. so i counted 19 on joes record. which smashes evans! lol



no, he still only has 14. make sure u don't count his losses
joshryanshepherd
7/10/08 11:52:43PM

Posted by jiujitsufreak74


Posted by joshryanshepherd


well when i said triangle chokes i meant all triangle chokes not just leg triangles. so i counted 19 on joes record. which smashes evans! lol



no, he still only has 14. make sure u don't count his losses





im such a FAG!! but yea i didnt look at the wins and loses. and who the hell knows if tanner has 9 triangles, i dont feel like lookin it up again! i seem to get sh*t mixed up real QUICK!
Gladiator
7/11/08 12:26:26AM
On #4 im a little confused, was the note supposed to be from Igor's mother to rampage or was rampage giving a note from his own mother to Igor?
Twenty20Dollars
7/11/08 12:42:43AM
hey now, forrest griffin is the champ now, not a contender.
DonnieDarko
7/11/08 12:49:06AM
Note from Igor's mother to rampage asking rampage not to hurt igor.
artofdefense
7/11/08 8:30:07AM
point 21 is not entirely accurate if you take into account Baritsu demo shows and old cross wrestling matches, (is Judo versus catch wrestling good enough to be considered mma?)
Manfred
7/11/08 12:32:53PM

Posted by Gladiator

On #4 im a little confused, was the note supposed to be from Igor's mother to rampage or was rampage giving a note from his own mother to Igor?



Supposed to be from Mrs. Jackson written to Igor.

Rampage has also given a yellow card to the ref during the stare down and once slapped the ref's hand when he was checking the cup.

Good list, but like some others have said, most have have around awhile. Didn't know about Bruce Buffer though.

The funny thing is about Rickson's loss with was because Tripp took him down. (Granted with a Judo throw) But that's exactly what Rickson wants!!
Purge
7/11/08 1:18:29PM
Never knew about #2, props
KYGUY07
7/11/08 4:39:38PM
I had no idea about bruce buffer fighting.
jkdskinhead
7/11/08 7:18:55PM
I can still see Fedors point... even if he already had the cut and it was just reopened.. If it was reopened from an illeagal strike.. then TK still used an Illeagal strike to win the match... wether the cut was initially opened by someone else is neither here nor there.. it has nothign to do with the arguement of someone winning because an illeagal strike landed.

If i split my lip in a previous match up then you fish hook me and tear it open, you shouldnt be allowed to get a W... thats insane.
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