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HUNT TO SURVIVE

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt’s path to professional fighting began when a bouncer at a nightclub in Auckland, New Zealand, invited Hunt to train at his gym after witnessing “The Super Samoan” in a scrap with four other guys. Hunt is back in action against Cheick Kongo on Feb. 26 at UFC 144.

UNREAL PROS

In 2005, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Daniel Cormier won their respective weight classes (184 lbs. and 211 lbs.) on the inaugural season of Real Pro Wrestling, which is a now-defunct wrestling league that combined elements of freestyle, folkstyle, Greco-Roman, and sumo wrestling. Real Pro Wrestling folded after its second season.

THAT’S SASSY

UFC lightweight Paul “Sassangle” Sass has an undefeated professional record of 12-0, with eight of those wins by triangle choke.

6 SECOND BANGING

Although the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to amend Duane “Bang” Ludwig’s 2006 knockout of Jonathan Goulet from 11 seconds to six seconds, Dana White and the UFC now recognize Ludwig’s six-second KO as the fastest in the promotion’s history.

BAR NONE

UFC lightweight Anthony Pettis and coach Duke Roufus co-own the Showtime Sports Bar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Try the cheese curds if you stop in.

WILD BLUE YONDER

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone needs 25 more flight hours to earn his pilot’s license.

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