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9 former Strikeforce fighters would go on to become UFC champions:
Tyron Woodley, Luke Rockhold, Cain Velasquez, Amanda Nunes, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Robbie Lawler, Fabricio Werdum, and Daniel Cormier.
Anthony Pettis used to be a firefighter.
In the past 3 years, every time Yoel Romero finishes a fight it’s in the 3rd round. He’s done it 5 times in his last 7 fights.
He stopped Weidman in the third with a flying knee,
Machida with elbows in the 3rd, Kennedy with punches in round 3, Brunson via punches and elbows in the 3rd, and Markes with punches also in the 3rd round.
There was an MMA fighter named Fat Guy
Fat Guy was knocked out Nunzio Camarata 1:53 into their fight .
Chuck Liddell had a 79 inch reach, but was listed as having a 76 inch reach, because his coach John Hackelman told him to not fully extend his arms when they
measured him, so opponents wouldn’t realize Liddell had a long reach and would be surprised.
UFC light heavyweight Steve Bosse had at least 3 KOs in his hockey career
When the UFC announced the Reebok deal in late 2014, Nate Diaz Tweeted this image with the caption: Here’s your b*[email protected] uniforms.
In 2009, Frank Mir ranked Miguel Torres as the best pound for pound fighter in the world. Torres had a 17 fight winning streak until mid 2009, but since then has
had 7 wins and 8 losses.
Cowboy Cerrone says the two people who have influenced his life the most is his grandfather and grandmother
His grandfather Dr. Donald Cerrone practiced medicine in Denver, and had to re-learn how to read after he suffered stroke at age 23 caused by chemotherapy
for his Hodgkin’s lymphoma
He passed away the day Cowboy made his UFC debut in February 2011, when Cowboy defeated Paul Kelly by rear-naked choke in what won fight of the night.
After Cowboy said: I just had the
greatest night of my career and 20 mins before my fight my grandfather ( father) passed!! I’m so sick I don’t know what to do
Andrei Arlovski said knocking out his friend Travis Browne ‘felt like punching my mother or father’
Andy Cona lost his first 22 MMA fights. All of the 22 losses were by stoppage, all of them were in the first round. Andy got his first win 4 years into the sport.
In 2009, after starting to train at the Jackson Wink team, Jon Jones said: Day 2 with Greg Jackson. The guys a master mind! I think i’m in love. no homo
When Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche were set to debut women’s fighting in the UFC, Conor McGregor said:
I’m gonna watch this sh*t butt naked #WomensMMA #F*ckingAwesome
And when Ronda and Miesha were on TUF together, he said: Watching @UFC’s TUF18 @RondaRousey Vs @MieshaTate!! I’m also butt-naked. Lets go LADIES
In May 2015, Conor said the Floyd Mayweather – Manny Pacquiao fight felt more like a business transaction than a fight. Respect to Floyd though. Boxing is not the style of
fighting to stop him.
And while Conor now no longer wants to fight in Nevada because they fined him heavily, at one point it was a dream of his to fight in Las Vegas.