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Brian Bowles beat Damacio Page by guillotine choke 3:30 into the first round both times they fought.
Frankie Edgar tried out for The Ultimate Fighter didn’t make it.
Ben Henderson tried out for The Ultimate Fighter and didn’t make it.
Joe Duffy was eliminated from making it into the house on TUF 12 when he was tapped out by Kyle Watson.
Jorge Rivera won a decision against Tim Sylvia in an amateur fight in October 1999.
This rare double knockout happened in 8 seconds in a place called the 8 second saloon
Shonie Carter was the referee.
In cases of a double knockout, it is ruled as a technical draw.
Forrest Griffin got knocked out in training for fight with Anderson Silva.
Chuck Liddell was in the 1981 movie “The Postman Always Rings Twice” with Jack Nicholson.
Urijah Faber was attacked and chased by an mob of men Indonesia in 2006. (8)
Matt Hume and Phil Baroni threatened to beat up Dana White in the past.
One foul under the unified rules is: Using abusive language in the fenced ring/fighting area
Jeremy Horn has beat Chael Sonnen 3 times.
Around 1997, Dana White lived with Mark Wahlberg for 5 months. Dana was a boxing coach and helping Mark prepare for a movie.
Fighters who made their MMA Debuts in the UFC include BJ Penn, Chuck Liddell, Matt Mitrione, Matt Riddle, Amir Sadollah, James Toney, and Mike Jackson. (7 debut). CM Punk is expected to do the same.
Matt Brown overdosed on heroin and was clinically dead for a minute before being revived. After the incident his friends ended up giving him the nickname “The Immortal”.
Alex Caceres and also Jorge Masvidal did backyard street fights.
Tito Ortiz didn’t get paid in his first MMA fight
Travis Fulton fought 313 times.
He beat the same fighter 7 times.
The UFC Octagon was based on Conan the Barbarian
Mark Munoz and Chael Sonnen wrestled one another in college. During the match Chael went for an illegal knee bar and heel hook. Munoz ended up winning the match.
Chris Weidman was the 2003 New York State arm wrestling champion www.nycarms.com/images/04_29_03_nassau_college/06.jpg
When Jose Aldo was a baby, his sisters while playing with him, accidentally tossed him into a barbeque which led to the scar on his face.
Erik Koch was supposed to fight Aldo for the featherweight title at UFC 149 but Aldo got injured. The fight was rescheduled to UFC 153 and then Koch got injured and the fight never took place.
Josh Burkman dated Arianny Celeste.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone dated Brittney Palmer.
Kimbo’s real name is Kevin Ferguson and he named 2 of his sons Kevin, one of his daughters Kevina, and another son Kevlar.
The only super-heavyweight fight in the UFC was at UFC 28 between Josh Barnet and Gan McGee.
Diego Sanchez had a grappling match with Roy Nelson in the 2003 Grappler’s Quest. Nelson won the match.
Georges St-Pierre was tapped out by a flying armbar from Leonardo Santos in the ADCC in 2005.
Georges St-Pierre’s first fight was against Ivan Menjivar, who competed in the UFC at 135 pounds.
Rashad Evans used to work at a morgue in a hospital.
Lyoto Machida and Mark Munoz fought for 3 minutes and 10 seconds. Munoz didn’t land a single strike in that fight. Machida won by TKO.
There was a legal battle to stop UFC 9 from happening in Detroit all the way up to 4:30pm the day of the event.
The first UFC outside of the United States was in Puerto Rico at UFC 8 in February 1996.
Frank Shamrock tapped out Dan Henderson in a grappling match in 1997.
Frank Mir calls himself Frank Mir before his UFC debut at UFC 34 in 2001.
Mir used to be a bouncer at the Spearmint Rhino strip club.
His wife Jennifer also used to work there.
Quadruple amputee Kyle Maynard had one amateur MMA fight in April 2009. He lost a decision.
Shannon Ritch has well over a 100 fights to his name but none of his fights have gone to decision.
In his teenage years Alexander Gustafsson was sent to prison for a year and 3 months for aggravated assault
Matt Serra was supposed to fight at Pride 9, but the fight didn’t happen because as his opponent Johil de Oliveira was walking out to the ring he was burned by the pyrotechnics.
The late Kevin Randleman slipped warming up backstage before his fight with Pedro Rizzo at UFC 24 and knocked himself out. The fight was cancelled and rescheduled for UFC 26.
Jon Jones’ nickname used to be Sexual Chocolate.
Firas Zahabi says after each one of Georges St-Pierre’s title victories, he gives his belt away

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