Rutten in 2009
24 February 1965
|Other names||El Guapo (“The Handsome One”)|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)|
|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|
|Rank||5th degree black belt in Kyokushin Karate
2nd degree black belt in Shintai Karate
2nd degree black belt in taekwondo
1st degree black belt in Judo
|Years active||1993â€“1999, 2006 (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|last updated on: 21 March 2011|
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.
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.'
I don't believe in an eye for an eye. I believe in two eyes for an eye.
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.
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.
I thought martial arts was going to help me with my movies and TV stuff, but I realized it would not.