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5/25/13 8:15 AM
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This is a nice fucking thread.  Lots of positivity and awesomesauce on here!

 

I met Royce Gracie once in a food court the day of Art of War in Kong Kong.  Me and Otsuka on here saw him, freaked the fuck out and then ran over to do the fan thing.  He was speaking to some hot woman and they were deep in conversation so we waited off to the side a bit.

 

As soon as he noticed we were there, he nodded to us and put his finger up to say he'd be with us when he was done.  We were giddy as school girls.  About 30 seconds later while still talking to her, he kind of sideways slides over to where we are and sticks out his hand for a shake and gives us a smile, then we all talked together for a bit.

 

When she left we took some phots and said our good byes.

 

Not too long after that we bumped into Bas Rutten and helped him buy a belt.

 

Later that night after the fights, We kind of stormed the ring and both Royce and Bas recognized us and came up to say hi and we took a few more pictures.

 

It was beyond fucking awesome.

5/25/13 8:16 AM
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*That wasn't in Hong Kong.  It was in Macau.

 

We also got to meet Vanderlei Silva.  Great freaking time.

5/25/13 8:20 AM
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Zed Wayne Zed - K. so check this out.
It's March about two years ago.
I'm like, short on cash or whatever, so I see this old lady and her purse, make a quick grab at it, take, and fire off.
I'm thinking ths is gonna work.
Then some huge black guy is running beside me and then takes me down.
Spend some time in jail.
Find out it's Boney Jones.

I knew it was an OGer that did that!

5/25/13 3:57 PM
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Ttt before the retarded post-ufc event crowd. Phone Post
5/25/13 4:04 PM
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Kenny Florian is a huge dick. We tried to speak to him when we saw him out. He wouldn't even acknowledge us. Phone Post 3.0
5/25/13 4:13 PM
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Trained at TakedownMMA in Toronto today with Frankie Edgar. Super cool dude, knowledgable and a great teacher. It was a great experience Phone Post 3.0
5/25/13 4:17 PM
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Never had a bad experinece meeting an mma fighter.  One fighter got very pushy about asking me for my number, IN FRONT of my ex. Not cool.

But we are the luckiest fans in the world.  I've met a lot of fighters and am fortunate enough to be friends with some and they are all humble and down to earth.

The nicest fighters ever are Chael and Domimick Cruz.

5/25/13 8:02 PM
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Never had a bad experinece meeting an mma fighter.  One fighter got very pushy about asking me for my number, IN FRONT of my ex. Not cool.

But we are the luckiest fans in the world.  I've met a lot of fighters and am fortunate enough to be friends with some and they are all humble and down to earth.

The nicest fighters ever are Chael and Domimick Cruz.

C'mon, chica, either mention the pushy fighter or don't tell the story at all. Phone Post
6/10/13 6:59 PM
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TTT for more stories.
6/10/13 7:07 PM
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The only fighter I ever met that was a jerk was Rico Rodriguez. Everyone else was really nice =)
6/10/13 7:09 PM
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Its too long to write, but Ive seen Alistar be a total dickface to fans in Japan.
Hughes is cool as hell on the other hand:) Phone Post
6/10/13 11:54 PM
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I've met Dan Henderson a few times and he has always been pleasant, as are most of the Team Quest guys. Liddell wasn't very engaging, but I wouldn't be if I just signed autographs and took pictures for 2 hours, either. Forrest no showed a book signing I was supposed to go to, so...
Guida was very friendly. Rashad was surprisingly nice. Signed a glove and took a pic with me. Hughes was actually pretty cool. Sat next to him at a NAGA tournament while he was making an appearance with Dollamur. I met Guy Mezgar that same tournament. I believe he was there with HDNet. Mike Brown was WEC champ and a complete clown when we met him. Hilarious. Nick Diaz signed a glove for me while walking through the fan expo, but I don't think he said one word to me while it was happening. No worries, I was just glad he stopped. Diego ignored me. Nate Quarry was cool. KJ Noons was pretty cool. Scott Jorgenson was very friendly. I met Phil Davis when he was still wrestling at Penn State. Dominick Cruz was a lot more friendlier than I had thought he would be.

I sat down and started playing slots at the Mandalay Bay during UFC100 weekend. On one side of me, Karo was playing blackjack and refusing to be in pictures - unless it was with a woman. On the other side of me, Matt Brown was playing on the slot machine next to me.

The same weekend at the Mandalay Bay, I ran into an up and coming fighter from Endicott, NY. I mentioned that I grew up in the same area as he did and watched him win a state championship in Albany a few years back. He was very polite and thanked me for the well wishes. I had no idea he'd be as big as he is now...
6/11/13 12:33 AM
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I didn't see it, but a guy who worked for me was bouncing in a bar in Norcal. He said Uriah Faber came in like he owned the place and the bouncer said, "Nigga, you 5'1"!"
6/11/13 5:04 AM
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Bisping seems to be a pretty cool guy when i met him, can't see the hate he often gets...


Agreed.
Agreed, I was a sparring partner of Mikes for the Wand fight. My missus was pregnant at the time and he frequently asked how she was doing etc.
He also gave me his signature ECKO t shirt .
Rampage is a prankster, I walked in one day and he and Zach Light were like 'HEY MAN!' And went to give me a high 5... I'm star struck as fuck and go to oblige and page slapped me in the balls! He was always cool but notoriously heavy handed while sparring.

Kongo is a cool guy, great with people's kids etc

To be honest I've never met a fighter who I've thought was a prick.

Diego Sanchez sounds like a tool Phone Post 3.0
6/11/13 9:41 AM
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Bisping seems to be a pretty cool guy when i met him, can't see the hate he often gets...


Agreed.
Agreed, I was a sparring partner of Mikes for the Wand fight. My missus was pregnant at the time and he frequently asked how she was doing etc.
He also gave me his signature ECKO t shirt .
Rampage is a prankster, I walked in one day and he and Zach Light were like 'HEY MAN!' And went to give me a high 5... I'm star struck as fuck and go to oblige and page slapped me in the balls! He was always cool but notoriously heavy handed while sparring.

Kongo is a cool guy, great with people's kids etc

To be honest I've never met a fighter who I've thought was a prick.

Diego Sanchez sounds like a tool Phone Post 3.0

Awesome stories.
6/11/13 12:08 PM
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Bisping seems to be a pretty cool guy when i met him, can't see the hate he often gets...


Agreed.
Agreed, I was a sparring partner of Mikes for the Wand fight. My missus was pregnant at the time and he frequently asked how she was doing etc.
He also gave me his signature ECKO t shirt .
Rampage is a prankster, I walked in one day and he and Zach Light were like 'HEY MAN!' And went to give me a high 5... I'm star struck as fuck and go to oblige and page slapped me in the balls! He was always cool but notoriously heavy handed while sparring.

Kongo is a cool guy, great with people's kids etc

To be honest I've never met a fighter who I've thought was a prick.

Diego Sanchez sounds like a tool Phone Post 3.0
Do you train at HBUTC man? Phone Post 3.0
6/11/13 1:47 PM
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Bisping seems to be a pretty cool guy when i met him, can't see the hate he often gets...


Agreed.
Agreed, I was a sparring partner of Mikes for the Wand fight. My missus was pregnant at the time and he frequently asked how she was doing etc.
He also gave me his signature ECKO t shirt .
Rampage is a prankster, I walked in one day and he and Zach Light were like 'HEY MAN!' And went to give me a high 5... I'm star struck as fuck and go to oblige and page slapped me in the balls! He was always cool but notoriously heavy handed while sparring.

Kongo is a cool guy, great with people's kids etc

To be honest I've never met a fighter who I've thought was a prick.

Diego Sanchez sounds like a tool Phone Post 3.0
Do you train at HBUTC man? Phone Post 3.0
No sir. Wolfslair Phone Post 3.0
6/11/13 2:21 PM
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I honestly think some fans need to respect fighter's privacy a lot more. Notice that a lot of these stories start with "I saw fighter A eating lunch" or "Fighter B was talking to some hot girl". IMO Interrupting someone's private life without a legitimate reason is somewhat asshole-ish whether you are a fan or not. It's one thing to ask for an autograph during an organized event but there is no need to approach fighters when they are having lunch or with their families.

It must get extremely annoying for fighters to constantly have strangers approach them everywhere and try to be their friend. It's a testament to just how tolerant most fighters are by how much they go out of their way to be nice in situations like that. I think it's great when give their time for the fans but on the other hand I those that choose to ignore strangers are completely justified too.
6/11/13 2:41 PM
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Got a the funny story! UFC 40 I just arrived at MGM grand with a couple of buddies. I was co-owner of a sportswear co. @ the time and we where one of the small sponsors of the event!
SO excited to be there and everything, first thing I see is the hottest chick in the world with a program in her hand just gazzing through it?
So I walk over and start chatting her up? Kinda grabbed the program as I asked her at the the same time if I could look through it?
She was just just looking at me and never said a word! Imagine this....................Then Chuck Liddell Walks over and gets between me and her, snaps the program out of both of our hands and asks me?
Can I help you? Not a Happy look on his face! It was his girlfriend at the time. Man talk about bad timing to be a Canadian and forget health Insurance!
Thanks for being nice Mr. Liddell! True Story

6/11/13 3:18 PM
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FightToLive - Got a the funny story! UFC 40 I just arrived at MGM grand with a couple of buddies. I was co-owner of a sportswear co. @ the time and we where one of the small sponsors of the event!
SO excited to be there and everything, first thing I see is the hottest chick in the world with a program in her hand just gazzing through it?
So I walk over and start chatting her up? Kinda grabbed the program as I asked her at the the same time if I could look through it?
She was just just looking at me and never said a word! Imagine this....................Then Chuck Liddell Walks over and gets between me and her, snaps the program out of both of our hands and asks me?
Can I help you? Not a Happy look on his face! It was his girlfriend at the time. Man talk about bad timing to be a Canadian and forget health Insurance!
Thanks for being nice Mr. Liddell! True Story


Fucking amazing story!

Chuck is my favourite fighter ever!

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Bisping seems to be a pretty cool guy when i met him, can't see the hate he often gets...


Agreed.
Agreed, I was a sparring partner of Mikes for the Wand fight. My missus was pregnant at the time and he frequently asked how she was doing etc.
He also gave me his signature ECKO t shirt .
Rampage is a prankster, I walked in one day and he and Zach Light were like 'HEY MAN!' And went to give me a high 5... I'm star struck as fuck and go to oblige and page slapped me in the balls! He was always cool but notoriously heavy handed while sparring.

Kongo is a cool guy, great with people's kids etc

To be honest I've never met a fighter who I've thought was a prick.

Diego Sanchez sounds like a tool Phone Post 3.0

thats really cool..
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Dogmeat 1 - I honestly think some fans need to respect fighter's privacy a lot more. Notice that a lot of these stories start with "I saw fighter A eating lunch" or "Fighter B was talking to some hot girl". IMO Interrupting someone's private life without a legitimate reason is somewhat asshole-ish whether you are a fan or not. It's one thing to ask for an autograph during an organized event but there is no need to approach fighters when they are having lunch or with their families.

It must get extremely annoying for fighters to constantly have strangers approach them everywhere and try to be their friend. It's a testament to just how tolerant most fighters are by how much they go out of their way to be nice in situations like that. I think it's great when give their time for the fans but on the other hand I those that choose to ignore strangers are completely justified too.

It depends where you are. If your eating in Mandalay Bay during a fight weekend, be prepared to be inconvenienced.
6/11/13 4:14 PM
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So has anybody shlepped through all 12 pages of this? Who is the winner of worst dick to fans? Rampage? He was mine, and it sounds like a lot of others too.
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Met Randy in 07. He didnt seem genuine. 


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