UFC Corridor of Famer Bas Rutten on Fundamentals of Actual Self-Protection, Savage Combat Tales, How He’s Dealt with Bullies, Respiration Strategies for Rising Stamina and Endurance, The Artwork of Private Reinvention, and Cultivating the Apply of Prayer (#621)

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“It’s very onerous to manage your feelings. However if you happen to management your feelings, you’re going to win the combat.”

— Bas Rutten

Sebastiaan “Bas” Rutten (@BasRuttenMMA) is a Dutch-American actor, former combined martial artist, kickboxer, {and professional} wrestler. He was a UFC Heavyweight Champion and a three-time King of Pancrase world champion, ending his profession on a 22-fight unbeaten streak with a strike accuracy of 70.6%, the best ever recorded by FightMetric. 

Rutten was co-host of Inside MMA on AXS TV from 2007 to 2016, and he has been a shade commentator in a number of MMA organizations, together with Delight Combating Championships. He has appeared in quite a few tv reveals, motion pictures, and video video games as an actor and continues to be concerned in MMA by means of his teaching and publishing of tutorial supplies. Bas turned a naturalized American citizen within the late Nineties, and in 2015 he was inducted into the UFC Corridor of Fame.

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#621: UFC Corridor of Famer Bas Rutten on Fundamentals of Actual Self-Protection, Savage Combat Tales, How He’s Dealt with Bullies, Respiration Strategies for Rising Stamina and Endurance, The Artwork of Private Reinvention, and Cultivating the Apply of Prayer

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#310: Hurry Up and Fail — Tim Kennedy

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  • [08:20] My first publicity to the unbridled would possibly of Bas Rutten.
  • [10:03] Why is there such a robust martial arts custom within the Netherlands?
  • [12:28] Breathlessness, Bruce Lee, bullies, and birds: a glimpse into Bas’s childhood.
  • [20:10] Why Bas walked out on a culinary profession path and gave up modeling.
  • [23:28] How Pancrase entered the image.
  • [33:08] Pancrase guidelines.
  • [35:47] Why Ken Shamrock is named Wayne Shamrock in Japan.
  • [36:11] On preventing Masakatsu Funaki and Minoru Suzuki.
  • [41:43] Underrated Japanese fighters.
  • [44:03] Remembering Delight, UFC’s Japanese predecessor.
  • [48:52] Pranks.
  • [54:17] Absolute monsters.
  • [57:44] Self-defense for learners and bouncers.
  • [1:15:33] Why even skilled fighters shouldn’t begin road fights.
  • [1:17:15] Grand Theft Auto IV.
  • [1:19:28] Now a religious Catholic, Bas explains how the rosary is like meditation.
  • [1:32:06] Who picks fights with Bas Rutten lately?
  • [1:34:19] That point Bas received right into a bar combat with 5 bouncers in Sweden.
  • [1:41:00] Re-learning tips on how to breathe with the O2 Coach.
  • [2:09:12] Parting ideas.


“It’s very onerous to manage your feelings. However if you happen to management your feelings, you’re going to win the combat.”

— Bas Rutten

“I prefer to see myself as a sheepdog. You’ve received wolves, you’ve received sheep, and also you’ve received the sheepdogs to guard the sheep from the wolves.”

— Bas Rutten

“It’s higher to have a ability and don’t want it than to want a ability and don’t have it.”

— Bas Rutten

“That’s the issue on this entire society proper now. We predict that pleasure is similar as being comfortable. It’s not. You’re simply feeding your pleasures, your vices.”

— Bas Rutten

“I need to be a person who can overcome his weaknesses, vices, and imperfections. A person who’s not a slave to his passions and needs, however an actual man who’s in command of himself.”

— Bas Rutten


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I am Christian Nnakuzierem Alozie (Kris Kuzie Alozie). A native of Eziama Nneato in Umunneochi LGA, Abia State, Nigeria. I am an inspirational writer and a motivational speaker. And above all, a lover of charity.

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