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16 Bizarre Moments in UFC History

Here are some of the craziest UFC occurences  — in typically haphazard order. Gerard Gordeau gives Teila Tuli some free dental workIt was the world‘s first exposure to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in November of 1993, and what an impression it was, as Gerard Gordeau sent Teila Tuli‘s tooth flying from his mouth with a kick (while Tuli was down, no less) that let everyone know that this wasn‘t some gimmick ”“ this event was for real.Said lightweight Dale Hartt, “I watched the first UFC, and I thought it was gonna suck, frankly. I thought it was gonna be like pro wrestling and be fake. I was like 20 feet away from the TV and I was being the cool guy because I was 13 years old and I was being an idiot like every other 13 year old (laughs), and I was half-watching the TV. Then Gerard Gordeau kicks Teila Tuli in the face. All of a sudden I see that tooth flying out. I literally pulled my chair up three inches from a big screen TV and did not move my head for the rest of the pay-per-view. I was sold.”The ”ËœJust Bleed‘ GuyShirtless, with a drink in his hand, and painted with “UFC” on his forehead and “Just Bleed” on his chest, the ”Ëœjust bleed‘ guy probably hit all the bases when it came to the stereotypical early UFC fan. And luckily, we all got to see him immortalized when he was put on camera during the introduction of the Mark Kerr vs Greg Stott bout at UFC 15 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Mention him to any longtime fan, and they‘ll remember him, with current UFC middleweight Tom Lawlor even paying homage to him during the weigh-in (left) for his UFC 100 bout against CB Dollaway. See the clipJeff Monson channels John Lennon before title fightThe walkout song. Not only does it get the crowd pumped up and ready for the fight, but it can motivate a fighter and / or be a good luck charm. Normally, some classic hard rock, nu metal, or hip-hop does the trick. But on November 18, 2006, Jeff Monson, always one to follow the beat of his own drummer, used John Lennon‘s ”ËœImagine‘ to lead him into the Octagon before he challenged Tim Sylvia for UFC heavyweight title. It was easily one of the most bizarre walkout songs ever, but maybe the coolest as well.Kevin Randleman takes on pipes”¦and losesFormer Ohio State wrestling star Kevin Randleman was the UFC heavyweight champion following a 1999 win over Pete Williams, and big things were expected from ”ËœThe Monster‘. But first he would have to get past Pedro ”ËœThe Rock‘ Rizzo in his first title defense at UFC 24. Unfortunately, Randleman had another issue to deal with before he even made it to the Octagon when he slipped on some pipes backstage and hit his head on the concrete floor, knocking him unconscious. Needless to say, there would be no fight that night, and Randleman became the first fighter in history to get knocked out BEFORE his fight. See Randleman inside the ring.Keith Hackney slays the giantWhen 5 foot 11, 200 pound Keith Hackney was matched up against 6 foot 8, 600 pound Emmanuel Yarborough at UFC 3 in 1994, one of three things probably popped into your head: 1) Someone didn‘t like Keith Hackney. 2) The matchmaker certainly had a sense of humor. 3) How will Hackney avoid getting destroyed by this mountain of a man? But then the bell rang and Hackney dropped Yarborough with the first right hand he landed. A seemingly endless array of punches followed, with Hackney eventually winning at the 1:59 mark. David 1, Goliath 0.Pete Sell snatches defeat from the jaws of victoryUnless it‘s a sudden one punch or one kick knockout, you can usually see when a finish is coming in MMA. A guy locks in a submission and it usually takes a few seconds to produce a tap. A guy hurts his opponent with strikes and it takes a few more shots to end matters. But never was there such a swing in emotions than when Pete Sell fought Scott Smith in 2006. It was the second round of what had been an action-packed standup battle, and the two buddies continued to throw caution to the wind, much to the delight of the crowd. And while it looked like Smith was pulling into the lead, Sell fired back with a shot to the body that hurt Smith and sent him reeling backwards. The end was probably a punch or two away, and Sell knew it. But in his haste to finish, he got careless, and Smith ”“ who admitted he had only one punch left in him ”“ swung for the fences. Watch fightLawlor lets the dogs outTom Lawlor ”Ëœgets it.‘ He knows that while being a top-notch fighter will keep him employed, move him up the ranks, and get him closer to a title shot, being entertaining can make him a star. So before his UFC 100 win over CB Dollaway, Lawlor not only entered the Octagon to the song “Who Let The Dogs Out”, but he did so while leading cornerman and UFC alum Seth Petruzelli in on a leash. It was a classic entrance and if you didn‘t know Lawlor before, you certainly did after the night of July 11th. “Every time you win a fight the perception‘s gonna…

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