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NATURAL STUNTMAN

According to the Internet Movie Database, Randy “The Natural” Couture first broke into show business in 1997, when he appeared as a stuntman in the HBO prison series Oz.

 

181-43-9

The record of mixed martial arts warhorse Travis “The Iron Man” Fulton, who has fought an incredible 233 times since he first started fighting in 1996.

 

4-6 ounces

The weight that gloves used by fighters in the UFC must be, in order to be approved for use by the Nevada state athletic commission.

 

BATTLE OF THE OLYMPIANS:

On December 31, 2004, Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner (wrestling) defeated fellow Olympic gold medal winner Hidehiko Yoshida (Judo) by decision at PRIDE Shockwave. This is the only time two Olympic gold medalists have competed against each other in MMA.

 

BUTTER BBQ

Eric “Butterbean” Esch owns Mr. Bean, a barbeque restaurant in Jasper, Al.

 

NEMESIS

Matt Hughes’ first two professional losses were to Dennis Hallman. Hughes dropped a fight to Hallman in October of 1998 and after 18 straight wins, lost to Hallman again in December of 2000.

 

SURF’S UP!

Before he became a legendary mixed martial arts fi ghter and trainer, Renzo Gracie was a pro surfer.

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