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Bas Rutten

Rutten in 2009
Born Sebastiaan Rutten
(1965-02-24) 24 February 1965 (age 51)
Tilburg, Netherlands
Other names El Guapo (“The Handsome One”)
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality Dutch
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Division Heavyweight
Light Heavyweight
Style Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Judo , Kyokushin, Shoot wrestling, Krav Maga, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Taekwondo, Catch Wrestling,
Fighting out of Los Angeles, California, United States
Trainer Cor Hemmers
Chris Dolman
Roland Jansen
Wim Vlieger
Masakatsu Funaki
Rank 5th degree black belt in Kyokushin Karate[1]
2nd degree black belt in Shintai Karate[1]
2nd degree black belt in taekwondo[1]
1st degree black belt in Judo
Years active 1993–1999, 2006 (MMA)
Kickboxing record
Total 16
Wins 14
By knockout 14
Losses 2
Mixed martial arts record
Total 33
Wins 28
By knockout 12
By submission 13
By decision 3
Losses 4
By submission 3
By decision 1
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: 21 March 2011 (2011-03-21)

It is better to do too much than to do too little.
I wanted to be the Dutch Bruce Jenner - that was my goal. He was my hero.
A true champion is one who sweats from exhaustion when no one is watching.
I love palm strikes because you have a longer reach. Normally, when you give a left hook and then a right straight, you are too close for the right straight. Why? Because the hook is shorter.
Bas Rutten
I knew everything in the forest. I had a secret home tree, where I pretty much lived. I also liked rooftops and streetlamps. My parents would get calls saying 'He's out there again.'
Bas Rutten
I don't believe in an eye for an eye. I believe in two eyes for an eye.
Bas Rutten
Everybody knows a guillotine choke, and most know how to get to one. But if you can create a different way to get to that choke, then you're going to surprise people. However, that will only happen one time, because once it gets used that one time, everyone will see that and start to train for it.
Bas Rutten
I was this kid who never sat down. Nobody liked me? Well, I'd make sure they'd like me. I was the class clown, always doing crazy stuff and causing riots.
Bas Rutten
I thought martial arts was going to help me with my movies and TV stuff, but I realized it would not.
Bas Rutten
Fighting is easy to understand. You just hit the guy as hard as you can.