Did You Know? : January 2013

THE SHOCKER

During his UFC 154 weigh-in, Tom Lawlor assumed the identity of the Shockmaster, a short lived WCW pro wrestling personality of the 1990s who is regarded as one of the most epic gimmick failures in wrestling history.

INTERIM VACATION

There have been eight Interim Champions in UFC history, but only two fighters Big Nog and Andrei Arlovski have actually defended the title against someone other than the reigning champion.

TOE-RIFFIC

Frank Mir’s toe hold submission of Tank Abbott at UFC 41 on February 28, 2003, remains the only toe tapping in UFC history. More recently, Marcin Held used a toe hold to submit Rich Clementi at Bellator 81 on November 16, 2012.

BIG DOPES

All three of Anderson Silva’s UFC light heavyweight opponents—James Irvin, Forrest Griffin, and Stephan Bonnar—failed their post-fight drug tests.

SNARF SNARF

Dana White keeps a $160,000 fossilized sabertooth tiger skull in his office.

DIGITAL PUNCH

According to PeekYou, the top 10 fighters with the greatest Web presence are:

10. BJ Penn
9. Chael Sonnen
8. Junior dos Santos
7. Tito Ortiz
6. Jon Jones
5. Vitor Belfort
4. Randy Couture
3. Chuck Liddell
2. Anderson Silva
1. Georges St-Pierre

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