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Louis Smolka used to be a mascot for Papa Johns Pizza.
Aljamain Sterling has 19 siblings, 8 full siblings, 11 half siblings
Former UFC heayweight Aaron Brink, aka Dick Delaware, was holding a cheque for $250,000 for winning a fight in November 2002.
That’d be $50,000 more than Amanda Nunes, Cody Garbrandt, and TJ Dillashaw earned at the last UFC pay per view,
and it was in a fight that took place between a couple of very unknown fighters, in a very unknown promotion,
at a time when MMA was a very underground sport.
UFC light heavyweight Nikita Krylov fought on September 14, 2012 and won by submission in 29 seconds. The very next day he fought again
and also won by submission and also did it in exactly 29 seconds.
UFC 76, which was named Knockout, didn’t product a single knockout. 4 out of the 5 fights on the main card went to decision.
And the Griffin vs Shogun fight was 15 seconds away from also going the distance.
Alistair Overeem has won 13 times by submission in under 2 minutes into the fight.
When Frank Shamrock first began training MMA with Ken Shamrock, he didn’t know you could tap out in grappling.
He said: I didn’t know you could tap. Ken was tearing my ankles and knees out, and I was just taking it.
I didn’t know you could tap and I was trying to be this tough guy. That was my intro to it.”
Randy Couturè started fighting at age 33. His son Ryan started just before turning 28.
In 2014, Ben Henderson accepted a fight with Rustam Khabilov, Ben got his Khabilov’s name confused and thought he accepted a fight with
Khabib Nurmagomedov. But he still ended up taking the fight with Rustam.
Ken Shamrock and Tito Ortiz were coaches on TUF 3, but the season was supposed to be coached by Pat Miletich and Carlos Newton.
Miletich was told by Dana White that he’d be coaching the show, but then Miletich found out that he would not be a coach when he watching the UFC
pay per view where Ken and Tito were announced as coaches. Dana would go on to public admit to handling the situation badly, and repaired his
relationship with Miletich, and ended up inducting him into the UFC Hall of Fame in July 2014.
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