UnderGround Forums world jiujitsu champ Remco Pardoel talks early UFC

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http://samurailife.net/former-world-jiu-jitsu-champ-remco-pardoel-on-early-ufc/

In Singapore for One FC, the big man talks jiu jitsu career, experiences fighting in the early UFC, the famous KO of Muay Thai champion Orlando Weit at UFC II, and the state of BJJ & MMA in Asia.

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4/9/13 8:32 AM
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dude is a beast and a pioneer! thanks for sharing
4/9/13 8:46 AM
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ttt

4/9/13 9:12 AM
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haha, I've had 12 thumbs down votes in the last 20mins that's classic. The internet prefers to hate than love. And I love the hate :)  basement dwellers.

^ yeah man Remco was a savage - I've heard from plenty of folks that he has his way with just about anyone who comes across him on the mats (though he didn't want to admit as much in person). He did say Roger Gracie and Braulio Estima made him feel like a child when they rolled though - he "enjoyed the experience in humility - it keeps you improving and learning."

4/9/13 9:17 AM
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Well I voted you up. So I hope that helps.

4/9/13 9:19 AM
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Why are you being voted down?
4/9/13 10:39 AM
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Ahhh Remco is a seriously awesome person. I have trained with him & partied with him. My Black Belts are under him & Christophe Leininger!!!! I remember watching UFC knockouts on PPV one New Years Eve. His fight with Weit came on. He just sat there grinning like crazy!!!
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double post grrr
4/9/13 11:11 AM
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...mountTAP! fuck that Ruas fight.

Good interview though, thanks.
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cool

4/9/13 12:08 PM
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awesome!

btw, he looks like he has barely aged....how old is he?
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Another vote up Phone Post 3.0
4/9/13 12:13 PM
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I believe he'll be 44 next month
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I loved his fight with Weit...it was like he dropped the elbow and thought..."Huh, that was pretty good..." and then did it again and again. 

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Later Phone Post
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TTT for Remco!
VTFU
4/9/13 2:43 PM
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this takes me back a while! Thanks so much!
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I seriously doubt the vote downs were because of this thread. Phone Post
4/10/13 1:40 AM
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HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -  I seriously doubt the vote downs were because of this thread. Phone Post

haha, more likely the "Aoki is LW GOAT" thread. In fairness there's 4,000 words defending that opinion, it wasn't just a trolljob :)

@Grappling Girl - that's cool! You've got pretty good "early UFC" credentials haha... Pardoel & Leninger, UFC's jiu jitsu rep and UFC III's judo rep! :-)

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Later Phone Post 3.0
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"I didn't expect to win" Phone Post 3.0
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ps- for the record, Remco is a cool motherfucker and despite the fact I'm physically like a small child next to him, he's respectful as fuck and pretty chill too. Good guy.

He'll be a good addition to the Asia scene when he comes out here.

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Thanks Fletch.
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Thanks Fletch.

4/10/13 8:22 AM
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Fletch - 
HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -  I seriously doubt the vote downs were because of this thread. Phone Post

haha, more likely the "Aoki is LW GOAT" thread. In fairness there's 4,000 words defending that opinion, it wasn't just a trolljob :)

@Grappling Girl - that's cool! You've got pretty good "early UFC" credentials haha... Pardoel & Leninger, UFC's jiu jitsu rep and UFC III's judo rep! :-)


Lol Fletch-- You have no idea. I have trained with and hung out with so many old school UFC guys it isn't funny!! Funny story about Remco. I was rolling with him one day & he got me side mount. Mind you I was about 140-145 & her was 285-300ish. He looks as me and starts cracking up saying "I am two of you, you can't get out" I was like you are more than two of me get off lol