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Pellegrino fighting for his life at UFC 88

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Pellegrino is opening a new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Belmar, N.J. But if his fight career ends anytime soon and his business fails, Pellegrino doesn't know how he and his family would survive. He can barely read and write, and said his math skills are at a third grade level. He's a product of the wonderful school system in Point Pleasant, N.J. where he was moved along and allowed to graduate because he was a phenomenomal athlete (two-time runner-up in the N.J. state high school wrestling championships).

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Post #1   8/28/08 2:59:06PM   

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Jeeze.

He's sure not living up to his "Batman" nickname in the smarts department.

Post #2   8/28/08 3:06:47PM   

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I can hear it now...

Delagrotte: "Kurt, throw the 2, 4, 2!"

Pellegrino: "Huh?!"

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Post #3   8/28/08 3:26:55PM   

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i'm picking him to win. after reading this, i really hope he does. hey pellegrino i know you can't read, but good luck at ufc 88. i hope you pull it out!

Post #4   8/28/08 3:34:02PM   

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i've been a fan of Pellegrino for a while and this just gives me more of a reason to root for him. i really hope he knocks Tavares out. it would be nice to see him get back in the win column with an impressive win over someone like Tavares.

WAR PELLEGRINO!!!

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i dont think he was wrestling in the third and fourth grade...what a cop out to blame the school system. nobody should be illiterate (or close to) in the united states in the 21st century.

Post #6   8/28/08 4:03:50PM   

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Posted by loller90278

i dont think he was wrestling in the third and fourth grade...what a cop out to blame the school system. nobody should be illiterate (or close to) in the united states in the 21st century.



Exactly, there's no excuse for being illiterate. If you are embarrassed by it then do something about it.
I like Pellegrino but I think his time in the UFC is running out.
Tavares will beat him and I'm not sure if he has fights left on his contract or not.

Post #7   8/28/08 5:25:42PM   

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Posted by loller90278

i dont think he was wrestling in the third and fourth grade...what a cop out to blame the school system. nobody should be illiterate (or close to) in the united states in the 21st century.



True, but I think the school system is atleast partially responsible...no respectable highschool or elementary school should be able to graduate someone who cant read.

Post #8   8/28/08 5:47:51PM   

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I got Kurt on this by GNP with his retard strength





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Post #9   8/28/08 7:14:48PM   

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Posted by xphycorx

hey pellegrino i know you can't read, but good luck at ufc 88. i hope you pull it out!



I don't care who you are, that's funny right there. Maybe i'm just baked?

Post #10   8/28/08 7:23:00PM   

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agreed, not the schools fault. put some glasses on and go to the library

Post #11   8/28/08 9:06:36PM   

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Posted by Bowen50

i've been a fan of Pellegrino for a while and this just gives me more of a reason to root for him. i really hope he knocks Tavares out. it would be nice to see him get back in the win column with an impressive win over someone like Tavares.

WAR PELLEGRINO!!!



couldn't have said it better myself. WAR PELLEGRINO!!

Post #12   8/28/08 11:32:32PM   

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Posted by loller90278

i dont think he was wrestling in the third and fourth grade...what a cop out to blame the school system. nobody should be illiterate (or close to) in the united states in the 21st century.



I am sure he is exaggerating a little bit....

Post #13   8/29/08 1:14:50AM   

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Interesting

I didn't know this sort of thing happened in the US

Post #14   8/29/08 1:28:56AM   

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Kurts one of those guys that could lose 10 in a row and I'd still be excited to see him fight. Hes never been in a fight that wasn't worth watching, win or lose. Him and Clay Guida should have lifetime contracts with the UFC.

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