Most inspiring fighters

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  1. MajJ

    MajJ Banned Banned

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    I'm talking fighters who have had a shit life or have had a bad time or a bad streak and made a comeback or done things that make you admire them

    Jens Pulver- from what he went thru as a kid to where he got to was nothing short of inspirational

    Matt Brown- turned his life around after nearly dying and is now on a big win streak

    Munoz- not on a win streak or accomplished a lot in the sport but getting over depression, losing all that weight and beating the shit out of the Barbarian was great to see
     
  2. KevinL314

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    what happened to jens pulver as a kid?
     
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    Jose Aldo. His gym would feed him when he couldn't afford to eat. Really a rags to riches kind of story.
     
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    battery believe in the power of one belt

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    violent abuse, especially from his father.
     
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    Those already mentioned, but I give one who most people don't even know of.
    He was fighting Anton Kuivanen and lost SD. I looked Kuivanen's post fight interview and on the playlist next was the interview of Mitch Clarke. He was teary eyed and really emotional, very real and nice kid. I've been fan since because he's a nice guy and really loves MMA. Though I'm Finnish, I would root for Clarke in the rematch against Kuivanen. He's one of the most motivating and inspiring fighters for me.
     
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    Was he sexually abused or was it some other athlete?
     
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    I gotta say Nick Newell. Born with one and a half arms and is undefeated
     
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    It's pretty incredible that Matt Brown was as big of a drug addict as he was. If I didn't know about his past, I'd never guess he struggled with that. He just seems to have his shit so together these days.
     
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    Chiesa with his father dying on TUF
     
  10. MajJ

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    theres another one, he's a beast
     
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    battery believe in the power of one belt

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    his father was an alcoholic and it was daily torture, both mental and physical abuse, beatings...from what i can recall. pretty sure there was no sexual abuse.
     
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    I'm a big Aldo fan can't believe if forget him lol

    Yeah I recall hearing that he used to practice BJJ on the concrete with the rich kids who could afford to go to classes and he left home at 17 to go to Rio.. that takes balls to do at 17
     
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    Kevin randleman. Bas rutten. Court McGee. I really like vitor's I am second video.
     
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    gfunkwave MMA fan since '95

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    Frank Shamrock
     
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    lavar johnson survived being shot back in 09
     
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    I know Tito is "inspired to inspire others" and I find that inspiring.
     
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    There's a pretty insteresting thread on this somewhere in the archives
     
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    just read up that he got shot at a family reunion anyone know why?
     
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    i always thought it was random, but i did a little digging and although the police gave no official motive, there was talk of it being gang-related.

    "Incredibly, Johnson holds no anger towards his assailants for what they did to him, though he acknowledges they have to face the penalty if convicted of killing his cousin. Police have never released a possible motive." (bold mine)

    http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/03/23/lavar-johnson-from-life-threatening-shooting-to-strikeforce-mai

    "Gang involvement has not been confirmed but remains a possibility."

    http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/breaking-news/x435863382/Teen-wanted-in-connection-with-fatal-family-reunion-shooting-and-rape-in-March
     

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