During a 10-month span that ended in January, Hermes Franca stepped into an Ultimate Fighting Championship cage eight times.
On each occasion, he emerged with a medal. More importantly, though, he escaped without impairment.
"To me the records were just a starting point," recalls John Paul Jones, "The most important thing was always the stage show. So many great nights. At our worst we were still better than most. At our best we could just wipe the floor with the lot of them. It was just a very good live band."