Remembering Kevin Randleman - The Final Interview

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  1. HHJ Fedor and Khabib Supremacist

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    https://www.mmaweekly.com/rememberi...eSHqAxme604fEi73nfiNDAba4VJhycKUDVfrW7okAEiJw


    Kevin “The Monster” Randleman passed away four years ago on February 11. He was 44 years of age.

    Kevin wasn’t the winningest fighter in MMA history, but he certainly was one of the most colorful. Having become a UFC heavyweight champion competing with the likes of Bas Rutten, Randy Couture, Maurice Smith, and Chuck Liddell, Kevin’s star shone brightest during his stint with the Japanese organization Pride FC.

    Fighting under the Pride banner, Kevin was in his element, defeating the likes of Mirko Cro Cop and facing everyone from Kazushi Sakuraba to Rampage Jackson to Fedor Emelianenko. He was a massive fan favorite in Japan.

    MMAWeekly.com executive editor Scott Petersen interviewed Kevin at the World MMA Awards in Las Vegas on Friday, February 5, 2016. At the time, nobody knew that it would be the last time that we’d get to hear from him.

    Kevin passed away the following week, on Feb. 11, at just 44 years of age, following complications from pneumonia.

    In the interview, Kevin touched on all the hot topics of the day, including Conor McGregor, Holly Holm, Super Bowl 50, his pick for the next President of the Untied States, and more.

    But most poignantly, Kevin, who was joined by his wife, Elizabeth, spoke about his family, his children, and an upcoming book about his life, Making of the Monster.

     
  2. HHJ Fedor and Khabib Supremacist

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    Ugh,he died like 5 days after this interview. He didnt look too bad,just much much smaller than what we are used to.

    RIP BIG KEV
     
  3. TheToqueville Banned Banned

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    Sad sad day, it was very moving to see Crocop, Shogun, Fedor, all of his Pride contemporaries release such heartfelt statements about him. Was also sad to see how much it affected Coleman, as they were so close.


    Such is life I suppose. I hope he's resting in peace.
     
  4. LiveFreeorDie Gun Belt

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    How the fuck did this man die a week later? Fucking crazy and I have feel he should have survived with the right care. What a specimen this dude was. RIP.
     
  5. HHJ Fedor and Khabib Supremacist

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    ANTI GRAVITY ATTACK

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  6. s1ncity Yellow Belt

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    Fedor MMA GOAT
    Kevin GOAT MMA athlete
     
  7. Bluebears111 Banned Banned

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    Randleman was so good that he could have beaten Fedor if they ever fought.
     
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    I read the second line as "He was 44 years of rage" at first.

    Randleman was the original "Freak of Nature" before Yoel showed up.
     
  9. BabyBlue_Bomber Black Belt

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    His fight with Ninja is one of my all time favorites...

    He fought the best of the best, in both the UFC and Pride, and was even able to beat some of them.

    Also, I loved picking him in UFC Undisputed 3 and finishing the fight via rocking my opponent with a slam and follow up punches.
     
  10. boladiQup Purple Belt

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    one of my all time favorite ko's. RIP Monster

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    edit: didn't realize the Fedor slam was on this gif but fuck it that was sick too.
     
  11. HHJ Fedor and Khabib Supremacist

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    Remember when he leveled Ninja with the left hand,and it looked like his eye exploded?
     
  12. HHJ Fedor and Khabib Supremacist

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    Take your silliness out of this thread plz
     
  13. BabyBlue_Bomber Black Belt

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    Yup...

    My personal favorite moment was when he wobbles Ninja with a punch (I think it was a counter right) and seamlessly gets a body lock and puts Ninja on his back.

    *edit*

    against all odds I found a gif online...

    Shitty quality, but you can still see my favorite moment of the fight.

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  14. TGArthur You can't lose if you win the fight.

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    Love this man. I was so sad when I heard the news.
     
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    Gonna rewatch that one


    Also: RANDLEFLYINGKNEECANCEL
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  16. Blanqa Blanqua Gold Belt

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    Did he have the most wicked Staph infection once?
     
  17. gono btw Rounds...

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    D0F9E067-7648-4A11-9514-3554278BDEA4.jpeg
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    crazy shit huh
     
  19. Sumomike US Sumo Wrestler

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    This guy is something very special to me. I was a big fan of his in general cause of his style.

    I recently saw an article written where the author said Kevin Randleman saved his life by privately messaging him.

    He also did this for me. I reached out to him when he spoke about the sexual abuse he experienced as I had something similar happen, and he took the time to talk to me. He was a great fucking man.
     
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    Thanks for sharing a story like this ! All his contemporaries usually have such kind words to say about him.
     

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