Just for fun: List your memorable encounters with anyone famous.

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  1. saugeye killah

    saugeye killah No need rope hold up pants.

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    Don't grill me too hard guys, I'm sure this has been done before. This is just for fun.

    I was noticing in the heavies a couple threads where people met and took pictures with fighters. I was kind of bummed, thinking how I've never actually formally met any UFC guys/fighters. (not technically "met" anyway. There's been a couple incidents that don't qualify by this criteria.)
    So the criteria here is that you actually either spoke to them or shook hands, etc..."Seeing" someone from a distance doesn't count. Here goes. Some of these guys are a lot more famous than others obviously. I have a fairly limited but very eclectic group here.

    Bill Clinton: 6/26/06. Clinton unveiled the Columbine Memorial at Clement Park. Afterwards, he walked down the fence on the left side of the stage shaking hands, including mine. Was pretty cool to get to shake the former president's hand, even if it was like half a second.
    Eli Roth: Had an extremely awkward and brief meeting with him at the Stanley Film Fest a couple years ago. My wife was actually more quick to recognize him than I was. He was actually standing right next to us and staring at me for some reason. When I realized it was him, all I could get out was a stammering: "Th....The Bear JEW!". To which he basically did the "touche" glass raise and left. I could hardly have handled that worse.
    Eric A.K: Singer of Flotsam and Jetsam. This guy might not even really qualify as famous. Certainly not compared to Bill Clinton or even Eli Roth. Got to hang out on their tour bus after a show in Golden, Co at the Buffalo Rose. Guy sure liked to smoke weed. I was pretty starstruck actually, cause I'm a big F&J fan (especially the Cuatro album). They were also doing some blow and hookers in the back of the bus I'm pretty sure. Was an extremely memorable experience.

    Next, I've kind of separated off the people who I met in a more controlled setting (autograph signing type thing) as opposed to out "in the wild".

    Jake Plummer, Rod Smith, Ed McCaffrey, and Molly Qerim (NFL Network morning shows and NFL Fantasy Live): This was all at one event, and also the only one I have photo evidence of. I'm going to try to avoid posting those pics because I look even fatter than normal in those. Especially next to the unbelievably hot Molly Qerim. More on her in a minute.
    Jake Plummer was really cool and cordial and seemed genuinely interested in what people would say to him. Ed McCaffrey was similar. Very nice guy, much more of a strong/stern personality than Plummer though. McCaffrey did strike me as someone who would fare well in MMA, incidentally. He just has that look, like he could easily kill you with his hands. Rod Smith was a dick, frankly. I said some stuff to him, he didn't even look up to make eye contact and mumbled something as he scribbled his autograph and more or less threw the picture back at me.
    That didn't bother me one bit though, because Molly Qerim was the SHIT. I've seen a lot of beautiful women, but it's kind of different to actually be standing or sitting right next to a woman of this caliber. She's different in person. On TV she looks like a 9/10. When she's giving you a hug, it's more like 14/10. OMG. Whatever that perfume she was wearing...arr.g

    I'm getting off topic. Anyway, Qerim liked me and my friend for some reason and asked if I would shoot a piece for a commercial with her for DirecTV. Hell yeah, I would. She asked some questions, I answered the best I could; perhaps even attempting to channel my inner Chael Sonnen. I saw the clip later unedited and it was pretty cool actually. Surprised it never aired as far as I know. (I never saw it. )

    Last ones I'll put here are Gary Kubiak and former Avs winger and Soviet National teamer, Valeri Kamensky.

    Kubiak I met when I was about 8 years old. No shit. We still have poloroids of it somehwere. It was a big autograph signing at SW Plaza during the season before their Super Bowl against the Giants I believe. There were a bunch of other guys there like Vance Johnson and Mark Jackson, etc. I was wearing a kids John Elway costume.
    When we finally got to the front of the line, Kubiak made some funny comments to me about "Hey John, get up here and help us sign these things! We'll get out of here a lot quicker. " My dad thought that was the shit and loved Kubiak forever after that, even though he kinda hated the Broncos.


    Finally, Valeri Kamensky.

    Kamensky had a Russian translator with him, which I thought was kinda cool and a trip right off the bat. I had bought a Kamensky jersey prior to the event to get signed, I was a huge fan. He was the fucking coolest player on a team that also had Patrick Roy, Joe Sakic, and Peter Forsberg if that tells you anything.
    So I get to the front of the line, there's a translator, and a security guy repping the mall, making sure all their policies are being upheld or whatever. I hand Kamensky my jersey (he seems kind of excited I have his jersey, it wasn't that common.) and he starts to get out his pen, the security douche takes the jersey from Kamensky. WTF??
    Kamensky seemed to protest that move a bit, arguing in Russian with the mall security douche. The translator explains to Kamensky that I'm required to buy one of the 8x10s over there and have that autographed.

    "Then can I just have him sign the jersey if I buy one?"
    "Nope. Has to sign the picture."

    Fucking shitty. Stupid experience. Kamensky himself seemed fine, but his handlers and the mall promotion company were assholes. So that's it. That's all I can think of right now. Share some good stories! Hopefully better than mine...
     
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    I met BJ Penn at the airport.
     
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    Got in a bar brawl back in 99 and was getting beat up by three white supremacists till Nicolas Cage came to my aid, we fought back, took some damage but we won in the end. I bought Cage a beer for his troubles and got him to sign my Face/Off DVD that I always carried around with me.
     
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    I saw Frank Trigg's wang at UFC 101 in the bathroom after I told him how I enjoyed his fights with Matt Hughes.
     
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    saugeye killah No need rope hold up pants.

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    Yep, you guys have me beat. Collectively and individually.
     
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    I'll send you a pic of Trigg's wang bro. Clifford thinks he's the shit but everyone's seen it
     
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    Hope he's got a widescreen monitor.
     
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    MSK1010 Far too Young and Clever

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    You know triggs fully shaven.
     
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    saugeye killah No need rope hold up pants.

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    My master plan from the beginning was only to see Trigg's wang, one way or the other.

    SUCCESS!!
     
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    As are Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, and Isaac Bruce
     
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    Royce Gracie caught me smoking outside the gym after attending his seminar.

    It wasn't pleasant.
     
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    MSK1010 Far too Young and Clever

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    Met several but nothing interesting. I got a cool handshake and a "have a good night" from Bruce buffer at staples center. It was cool because there was a lot of people trying to see/meet fighters and such. They were calling his name but he just ignored him. I was on the corner of the group as he passed by and he shook my hand, said that, and literally walked off into the sunset. Buffer is such a boss
     
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    My friends dad growing up was a recruiter for the Rams. Got to meet the players a lot
     
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    carlos cadona Opinions subject to change

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    I once told Elias Theodorou that I thought he was cute, he smiled at me and thanked me for the compliment.
     
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    Kneepocalypse This is your god now.

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    Didn't meet but saw a bunch in person when I was working in Manhattan:

    Scarlet Johanssen - very short and curvy
    Ryan Reynolds - very tall
    Paul Giamatti - very bug-eyed and uncomfortable looking
    Uma Thurman - Amazon tall and a lot more attractive than I would have imagined
    the cute girl from Gilmore Girls - her eyes are just like they were in Sin City
    Spike Lee - straight up midget
    Jason Statham - a lot shorter than I thought he'd be (5'7, 5'8 at the most) but a very dashing fellow indeed
    Sarah Jessica Parker - she looks incredibly horrendous in person
    Andie Macdowell - also extremely tall and very attractive for an older lady
     
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    Met Mark Hunt at a bar in Auckland, while watching some fights.

    Shook his hand, told him he was awesome, he replied... "Yeah." (may have also said something to the effect of "Thanks, bro." but I prefer to remember it as just "Yeah.")

    True story.

    I've also worked with Richard Taylor, who's the head of Weta Workshops. Dunno if he counts as famous, but he's won a few Oscars and he co-founded Weta Workshops with Peter Jackson and has been in charge of all the special effects for all his Jackson's films. Spent a few days working in Weta Workshops, and man, that place is like Santa's workshop, it's amazing. Every wall is covered with memorabilia/props; suits of armor, swords, guns, prosthetics. Geek's paradise. Got to fuck around with a Gollum puppet used in the first LOTR films.
     
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    That's classic Hunt al right lol.
     

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