Obscure/Weird facts about fighters pre UFC?

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  1. sampuncher Black Belt

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    Inspiration from this thread comes from me just finding out that Blagoi Ivanov has a NC on his record from a fight. The reason for the NC? The ring broke and therefore the fight was called off. His opponent? Ilir Latifi in his pro debut.





    My favourite part about this is the event being called "real pain challenge 2".


    I know another random one from memory is Ed Herman beating Glover in one of Glovers early fights pre UFC.

    I know on the regional circuits some weird stories like these sometimes occur, I'm pretty bored at work and was hoping Sherdoggers have similar stories that myself and others may not know about?
     
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    Rampage and Mike Pyle made their pro debuts against each other at a LHW bout in which Pyle came in at 175, but I reckon people know that anyway.
     
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    That would be the last time Ilir was allowed to ride his horse into the ring.

    And I’ll contribute that BJ fought Machida in an open weight bout for the Heros promotion back in 05’. BJ weighed 190 to Machida’s 225.
     
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    horseback latifi.jpg
     
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    This comes to mind. Arlovski getting knocked out by that freak Datsik.

     
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    Chael Sonnen and Jason Miller had a fight where they had to avoid a certain part of the ring because it broke
     
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    Gary Goodridge squeezed Ricco Rodriguez's balls with his toes and grabbed em also

    Paulo Filho fought Chael Sonnen and spent the fight staring at ghosts
     
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    Damn lol I didn't know that. hilarious factoid
     
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    Terry Martin vs Chael Sonnen fought early into their careers and Martin dominated Sonnen with takedowns...Bizarre fight, used to be up on youtube not sure if it still is.

    Sakuraba fought Rampage and choked Page out early in Pride.

    Cro Cop had a 48-8 amateur boxing record, was a 3x Croatian national champion and boxed at the amateur world championships. He also boxed and won a silver medal for I believe Tajikistan or Turkmenistan in the Asian games and won a Bronze medal in the Mediterranean games.

    Frank and Ken Shamrock were adopted, not actual brothers (many of you know this but I thought they struck quite a resemblance for ages and was shocked when I heard initially).

    Anthony Johnson trained at AKA and Cung Le was his striking coach.
     
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    That was The Pedro...
     
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    Mark Kerr was so nervous and scared that he threw up before mauling everybody at the World Vale Tudo Championships 3...
     
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    Bas and Quadros commentary in this one is hilarious

    "He is so unpredictable!"...talking about Datsik
    "What will happen next?"...and boom he knocks out AA
     
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    Datsik genuine lunatic......
     
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    Genki Sudo's MMA debut what against Tiki Ghoson was originally declared a draw, but was changed to a decision win after Bas protested according to wiki.

    Anyone know what happened here?
     
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    Conor McGregor was a plumber
     
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    Joe Son who fought I beleive Keith hackney in the early UFC cards and lost via submission to being punched in the balls.

    He then went on to star as odd job lookalike "random task" in Austin Powers.

    Years later he was convicted of gang rape and put in prison where he killed his cell mate by beating him to death.
     
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    Pele knocked out Hughes with a perfect knee and nobody spoke about it when Hughes was dominating his division.
     
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    Also Werdum subbed Aleks Emanialenko with ease.
     
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    Jorge Masvidal has a loss against current 135lb fighter Raphael Assuncao
     
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  20. sampuncher Black Belt

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    I'd love to hear more on this aswell.
     
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