UFC signs second Chinese fighter


The UFC has signed its second Chinese fighter "The Wild Wolf" Jumabieke Tuerxun:
From: Xinjiang Province
Age: 26
Height: 5'8"
Weight: Bantamweight (135 lbs)
Style: Sanda, Wrestling
Fighting out of: Xi'an
MMA Record: 27-0

Tuerxun is a former Legends FC champion, and fought most recently for RUFF. He did vie for the RUFF title with its $150,000 payday, as he did not want to sign a long-term contract. If he does well in the UFC, the decision will prove to have been a wise one.

Bieke combines pinpoint Sanda striking with powerful freestyle Wrestling. Ethnically a Kazakh, Tuerxun trains out of China’s elite Xian Physical Education University, under Zhao Xuejun, the Godfather of Chinese MMA.

He states his goal is "to one day have the whole world know my name – for China, for my homeland, and for my team and university.”

The UFC's first Chinese fighter, Tiequan "The Wolf" Zhang, joined the organization when the WEC was folded into the UFC.

Having the first two Chinese fighters both nicknamed "Wolf" neatly parallels the tradition in the west of having a lot of fighters nicknamed Pitbull :-)


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Deaf Forever site profile image  

3/30/13 2:14 AM by Deaf Forever

Z0MG the UFC will be bigger than soccer!!11

Ray Elbe site profile image  

3/30/13 2:10 AM by Ray Elbe

I'd love to see Wang Sai, and Wu Hao Tian signed, both of those guys with proper management could be stars in the UFC market.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

3/30/13 2:03 AM by MMALOGIC

Kazakh is not really chinese... and the other guy in the UFC isnt really chinese either... he's mongolian. But this isnt a good sign for RUFF.  not only does it look like zuffa has begun gunning for their talent but also looks like the UFC will be in mainland (real china) soon. Dana began talking about a huge chinese deal happening until Lorenzo muzzled him.

KingD87 site profile image  

3/30/13 12:19 AM by KingD87

0 and 2 then back to China probably

phdinmma site profile image  

3/30/13 12:15 AM by phdinmma

Beef dry noodles as opposed to beef noodle soup. Nuirou la mian is delicious aswell though..

overEZ site profile image  

3/29/13 10:42 PM by overEZ

Nuirou gan mian - doesn't that translate to "Beef Jerky Noodles"?

phdinmma site profile image  

3/29/13 10:25 PM by phdinmma

Xinjiang people are the farthest from ethnic Chinese people you can get within the country. They are discriminated against here in the east. Though xinjiang food is my favorite "Chinese" food. Nuirou gan mian!!!

Mighty Cthulhu site profile image  

3/29/13 8:35 PM by Mighty Cthulhu

Should be good to fight!Btw, that vid of his crossface choke shows why the "newb guillotine" (where you try to guillotine somebody from under side control) should be avoided at all costs. Classic white belt move.

shootfighterbull site profile image  

3/29/13 2:18 PM by shootfighterbull

Hope he does well. UFC can one day be global, and having stars in places like China will do wonders for that goal.

Forssberg site profile image  

3/29/13 2:07 PM by Forssberg

It will be interesting to see if western journalists will ask him questions about the fate of ethnicities in Xinjiang Province.