MMA 25 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About MMA

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  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    http://ultimatemma.blogspot.com/2008/02/25-interesting-facts-you-may-not-know.html

    25. Tank Abbott was knocked out exactly 43 seconds in his fight against both Kimbo Slice and Paul Buentello. (the humungus called it :o)

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

    23. Evan Tanner has more triangle choke submission victories than anyone in MMA ever.

    22. Karo Parisyan's last 8 of 11 fights have went to a unanimous decision, Karo going 6 and 2(GSP and Diego Sanchez).

    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.(props cavar)

    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.(props to jrb655)

    17. Chuck Liddell was in a 1981 movie with Jack Nicholson called "The Postman Always Rings Twice". Here is the video below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpvV...02/25-interesting-facts-you-may-not-know.html

    16. UFC 14 was the first event where the "baby gloves" were made mandatory(props Bullitt68).

    15. The UFC 28 fight between Josh Barnett and Gan McGee was the first and only Superheavyweight fight in UFC history.(props Bullitt68)

    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 is the only fighter 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. :eek3:

    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.(props Deviant Icon)

    9. Japanese Superstar Genki Sudo was a contestant on the show "Ninja Warrior" here is the video below.

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=13494250

    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.(props bullitt68)

    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.(props bullitt68)

    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."(props bullitt68)

    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."(props bullitt68) :rofl:

    2. Shooto is the oldest MMA organization on the planet. It started in 1985.(props cavar)

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

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    most are meh, but some are :cool:
     
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    In for Bruce Buffer VS. Ed O'Neil Superfight at the next Naga or Grapplers Quest.
     
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    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    Very cool. Thanks!
     
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    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    there was also a rumor saying that it was a note that said that Rampage really respected him

    nothing confirmed though
     
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    pepsi Cut my life into pieces

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    who has the most wins by armbar?
     
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    18. Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira doesn't lose fights he just runs out of time, 4 losses in 36 fights all decisions.(props to jrb655)


    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Excellent list
     
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    :rofl: Some of those are awesome.
     

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