Dan 'the Beast' Severn appreciation thread (101w)

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  1. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    The man just turned 60 years old. Was competing at a very good pro level till age 55.

    Not sure why Ken seems to get all the acclaim (I am a fan also) just because he preceded Dan by 3 UFCs.
    As the years have passed Severn has proven to be the man.
    He did not degrade his name or his character which sadly Ken was allowed to on TUF and then with loss after loss.
    Severn > Shamrock

    He has the world record highest number of pro mma wins of all time, 101.
    (edit Travis Fulton has more fights but on smaller local level. These are the only 2 with more than 100 wins)

    Also for those who got into mma transitioning from pro wrestling in the early days, he was the basis of Goldbergs character, Goldberg told him "I was you out there" as well as the 'Beast' Brock Lesnar.
    Also he carried the NWA strap that Lou Thesz wore, as it was only supposed to be worn by 'a shooter'.

    Severn brought Olympic level wrestling into UFC first and was the archetype for the modern wrestler crossover that dominates the sport long before Coleman or Couture.

    Also unlike many today he was clean his whole career, even though he started his mma career in his mid 30's.
    Broke Don Frye into the sport also.
    As Don Frye said of him: "Dan Severn is the ultimate person, the ultimate human being".

    Post Dan Severn related appreciation here.
     
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  2. Individualthoughtpatterns Green Belt

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    I havent seen a whole bunch of his fights. What's some recommended ones?
    Also, a girl i know, her father is almost a splitting image of the man.
     
  3. Hespectfully Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Lied about "letting" Royce win because he felt bad.
     
  4. Skeptic_Zero I immigrated from Siberia to Alaska.

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    Don't mean to sound like a hater, but Dan Severn wasn't beating "very good pro level" guys for the vast, vast majority of his career. He was beating up kids with no experience who had no business being in the ring.

    You also have no idea if he was clean or not, since it was the wild wild west of drug testing back then. Chances are (shocker) he was doping like most guys were.

    People need to stop idolizing old fighters. This is what dan severn was - a pretty decent wrestler with heavy hands who got a long MMA record fighting shit guys. In any other era he would be a jobber at best.
     
  5. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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  6. filthynumber1 Silver Belt

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    poor Mad dog giving up 70 ish pounds
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  7. filthynumber1 Silver Belt

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    damn beat me by mere seconds lol
     
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    "I had a nightmare that I was being raped in the Octagon by Magnum PI with Freddy Mercury yelling instructions to him outside of the cage" - Tank Abbott
     
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  10. rearnakedchoke Suck it!

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    Need a gif of his pre fight ritual.

    Take off shirt, wipe both armpits, wipe face.

    Hahaha.
     
  11. gono btw Rounds...

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    "This is what dan severn was - a pretty decent wrestler with heavy hands who got a long MMA record fighting shit guys"

    You seem to really know what you´re talkin´about, right mate?...

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  12. RawDawgBob Like's; 100,000,000,000.69

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    "Don't mean to sound like a hater"........you're the worse type of hater.....a hater in denial. Man, to come on here a trash a old fighter like him, you either have an extremely small penis or a shit life or both... Probably both.
     
  13. filthynumber1 Silver Belt

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    hilarious pre fight riddle talk with Big John
     
  14. Bassman Orange Belt

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    Travis Fulton has 254 wins
     
  15. Kid Killashaw Banned Banned

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    He was trained by Stu Hart in the Dungeon along with Ken Shamrock. I remember when he beat up Steve blackman and choked out Shamrock.

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    Then Blackman killed Shane McMahon with a kendo stick

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    Fulton (these two guys fought each other 30 times!)
    Miletich
    Josh
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    Colossus

    I got to watch him fight James Thompson live and also once in Cage Rage, though no idea who against

    true vet and legend in a time when people have no idea what either word means
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  17. Bassman Orange Belt

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    Heavy hands????
     
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    Sakuraba once told a funny story about Severn: Saku went to train in the UWFi Pro Wrestling dojo and he saw Dan Severn at the heavy bag. Severn wasn't punching it but bitchslapping it. Not Pancrase style palm strikes, but just bitch slaps. Sakuraba almost died from laughter.
     
  19. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    You should of course watch the early UFC matches and the Royce fight for history, and the ultimate ultimate tournament. Beating up Oleg Taktarov was no joke or even Tank in those days.
    More recent his fight with Josh Barnett also good.
     
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  20. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    I remember when the two greatest staches in mma history teamed up.

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    Unstoppable force...
     

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