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Awkward moment when I met Dean Lister

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  1. mmajacked4 Freedom Fighter

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    So in December 2018 I was a server at Papas Brothers Steak House in Dallas, and right before getting ready to go home a big party came in. I was told I was serving it with another server. I wasn’t super happy about it because we were closing and I wanted to get home, lol. I went to greet the table, and suddenly realized Dean Lister was at the table. I’ve been a fan of MMA since 2008, and in the Dallas/ Fort Worth BJJ community since that time as well, so I immediately recognized him. I professionally greeted the table (since it is fine dining), got their drinks, then introduced myself to Dean. He was a super cool, down to earth guy. We talked for a few minutes, he asked my BJJ rank, where I train, etc. He went on to introduce his jacked friend, Jocko, to me, expecting me to know who he was... I didn’t. Anyway, we had small talk throughout the night, but for the most part I served them and left it at that. After the group payed out and left, Dean ran back in to tell me to never give up on my dreams, no matter what adversity I face, which was AWESOME! But the whole point of this story is that his jacked friend was Jocko Willink... still super embarrassed I had no idea who he was, lol. He is a war hero and a BJJ black belt with a legit podcast. Oh well... hope y’all enjoyed
     
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  2. 2004 account Longtime fan

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    What a coincidence, I met Dean lister a while back as well.










    I raised my hand to salute him and he immediately dove for a leglock.
     
  3. newjerseynick Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    I didnt read the first post did he get me too'd?
     
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  4. JabToucher Silver Belt

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    No, but OP TS met him at an air port.
     
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  5. Falconkick A charming asshole

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    Damn man you served Jocko and Dean pretty cool. Hope they tipped you well bud!
     
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  6. mmajacked4 Freedom Fighter

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    They did! Funny thing is, when Dean introduces me to Jocko, he asked me if I knew who he was. Wish I would have known, because he is a badass!
     
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  7. Overeem Orange Belt

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    Don't think Jocko cares if anybody knows who he is. Seems like a very down to earth guy, I just recently discovered who he is.
     
  8. JacJeanFinger Purple Belt

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    Dean is a person who makes you feel awkward with or without a friend.
     
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  9. The Reed Red Belt

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    Love Jocko's podcast, dude is intense.
     
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  10. smooth assassin Brown Belt

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    I would have arm barred his steak to display my alpha, obviously I would have done this without thinking it through and would have suffered for it
    But still
     
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  11. Fluffernutter Silver Belt

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    I saw Fedor at the Amsterdam airport years ago. I left him alone.

    He did not ask for a photo with me.
     
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    Do you happen to know why he was in town?
     
  13. mmajacked4 Freedom Fighter

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    Believe they did a seminar at Peak Performance
     
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    Super cool from Dean.

    I find Jocko kind of annoying tbf.
     
  15. Saku'sEar Purple Belt

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    US army (veterans)...
    <Fedor23>
     
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    Navy.
     
  17. Saku'sEar Purple Belt

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    Eh potato-potato.
     
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  18. EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    So what's the problem? You think Jocko's ego is so brittle that he would have been bothered that you didn't recognize him? Who cares.
     
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    I don't think that saying translates well into writing.
     

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