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COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA


MICHAEL MCATHLETE
As a senior in high school, future UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald was voted “Most Athletic” despite not playing a high school sport.

FAMILY AFFAIR
In the 2012 NFL draft, the New England Patriots traded a third-round pick to the Cincinnati Bengals to move up from number 27 to 21 to pick Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones, the brother of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. Older brother Arthur is a defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens.

ALMIGHTY BRUCES
As a young Dutch badass, Bas Rutten’s heroes were Bruce Lee and Bruce Jenner.

ROCK HARD BOD
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson packed on the muscle for his role as a bodybuilder in the upcoming film Pain and Gain—co-starring Mark
Wahlberg—that’s due out at the endof the year.

WHAT THE DUCK?
Chuck Liddell collects rubber duckies. Yes, this is a picture of his actual tub. I pity the fool who can’t spot the Mr. T ducky.

JUMPIN’ JIMINY
UFC featherweight Jimy Hettes has an undefeated record of 10-0, with nine of those wins via submission. The multi-trick pony has used an assortment of subs, including a rear naked choke, triangle choke, armbar, heel hook, and guillotine. Hettes is back in action against Steven Siler at UFC FX 4 on June 22.

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