UnderGround Forums Marc Laimon..How good was he?

11/18/17 12:47 PM
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Someone mentioned Tuf 4 when Laimon trashed Rickson Gracie's mma record..I remember hearing Laimon in the corner of several mma fighters screaming his head off..how good was Laimon as a submission grappler? Was he a BJJ black belt? Was he a good mma coach? I haven't seen him in the corner lately, is he still involved in mma?
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how good? he beat ryron or renner i forgot which, under their own rule set. i still have his bjj mixtapes from back in the day
11/18/17 1:03 PM
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Very good, just didnt get along with people lol

11/18/17 1:06 PM
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I remember him vs Dean Lister in a bout long long ago in Vegas. He handled Lister pretty effectively if I recall which was an accomplishment. Both were much younger then obviously.

I really should scan some of those old film day photos in.
11/18/17 1:28 PM
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I know that Matt Serra isn't a fan. That was one of my favourite TUF moments 

11/18/17 2:20 PM
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209'd@170 -

I know that Matt Serra isn't a fan. That was one of my favourite TUF moments 

Especially when Coté went "Fuck you Mark Lemon. LEh-MaN!"
11/18/17 2:23 PM
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He was very good. Incredibly annoying at tournaments and fights though.

11/18/17 2:29 PM
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One of the best in Vegas at a time when everyone was training in Vegas. Is he still coaching? 

11/18/17 2:42 PM
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Didn't he move to the DFW area in Texas to work with Team Takedown several years ago?
11/18/17 3:12 PM
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I made a thread this morning asking if he had gone against Matt Serra in Sub grappling yet? As I had been watching Tuf 4 again. Would still love to see it.

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11/18/17 4:43 PM
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MMA Playwright - Didn't he move to the DFW area in Texas to work with Team Takedown several years ago?

Yeah 2010 area iirc. He had a lot of injuries from bjj

11/18/17 5:27 PM
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Haha Goldberg says "well, he's from Atlanta."
11/18/17 5:30 PM
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One of the OG's from BHJJC. Got his black belt from John Lewis in like 2000 or 2001, I believe.
11/18/17 5:31 PM
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A rare Josh Hedges appearance.
11/18/17 5:31 PM
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Shhh....
11/18/17 5:33 PM
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11/18/17 6:03 PM
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He made Hendricks a champ, i think.

11/18/17 6:42 PM
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LOL remember how he used to have those little instructional clips in the UFC event DVD’s. 

 

Laimon’s terms or something like that 

11/18/17 6:55 PM
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jhedges - One of the OG's from BHJJC. Got his black belt from John Lewis in like 2000 or 2001, I believe.

I used to get $20 privates from him when he was a blue belt and living on the couch at BHJJC...

11/18/17 7:24 PM
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Great thread. Dude just disappeared after being with TTD and Hendricks. And the part about him being kind of prickly?  I had 2 good friends in LV who trained at Cobra Kari and both said he was a tool, extremely talented but an absolute tool. 

 

Also, if you watch the YouTube video of his GQ match vs Chris Brennan you can see him refuse to shake Brennan’s hand after the match. 

11/18/17 7:29 PM
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11/18/17 7:44 PM
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Great thread. Dude just disappeared after being with TTD and Hendricks. And the part about him being kind of prickly?  I had 2 good friends in LV who trained at Cobra Kari and both said he was a tool, extremely talented but an absolute tool. 

 

Also, if you watch the YouTube video of his GQ match vs Chris Brennan you can see him refuse to shake Brennan’s hand after the match. 


I thought he was pretty tight w/ Brennan? Didn't they train a lot together?

11/18/17 7:49 PM
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Koma -
ShortElbowInTheClinch - 

Great thread. Dude just disappeared after being with TTD and Hendricks. And the part about him being kind of prickly?  I had 2 good friends in LV who trained at Cobra Kari and both said he was a tool, extremely talented but an absolute tool. 

 

Also, if you watch the YouTube video of his GQ match vs Chris Brennan you can see him refuse to shake Brennan’s hand after the match. 


I thought he was pretty tight w/ Brennan? Didn't they train a lot together?

That I don’t know but I just went to YouTube and watched some of his vids after I saw this thread and watched that one. It’s right at the very end of the video.