Bas Rutten Offers To Help Train Tommy Fury For August 6 Jake Paul Fight

bas ruttenFormer UFC champion, Bas Rutten has offered to train Tommy Fury for his boxing match against social media star, Jake Paul. It was recently announced that after one bout cancellation and months of social media back and forths, Tommy Fury and Jake Paul were finally slated to fight on August 6. Even with Fury recently […]

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Former UFC champion, Bas Rutten has offered to train Tommy Fury for his boxing match against social media star, Jake Paul.

It was recently announced that after one bout cancellation and months of social media back and forths, Tommy Fury and Jake Paul were finally slated to fight on August 6. Even with Fury recently being denied access to the United States, potentially due to his brother’s association with alleged cartel leader, Daniel Kinahan, it still seems inevitable that the pair will meet at some point in the future.

It was also reported that Fury was set to appoint Shane McGuigan, who has trained the likes of Carl Frampton, David Haye, and Josh Taylor, as his head coach, replacing his father, John Fury.

Even with this news, former UFC heavyweight champion and MMA pioneer, Bas Rutten, says that he would offer to train Fury for Paul fight.

“I would love to train Tommy Fury, are you kidding?” Rutten said to Karate Combat. “S**t, for the Fury family; I love Tyson. Major fan of this guy and I think [that] we can do some damage.”

“Yeah, it would be great. I’ll be in the corner. Yeah, at least he has a cornerman.” (H/T) GiveMeSport)

Rutten added that he felt he knew the style to defeat Paul, saying that if to Fury was to change up his stance it would give him a greater chance of success.

“I have a different style, it’s more of an open stance,” Rutten said. “And I think a lot of people are really not reactive to it. Tyson used to fight like that and was very effective with it. It gives you almost equal power in both left and right hands.”

Do you think Bas Rutten should train Tommy Fury?

Ex-UFC Champ Offers To Train Tommy Fury For Jake Paul Fight

A former UFC champion is offering to train Tommy Fury for his fight with Jake Paul, given that Tyson Fury is currently banned from entering the United States. The long-awaited grudge match between Fury and Paul is now set for August. However, Fury might find it difficult to train ahead of the contest, which will…

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A former UFC champion is offering to train Tommy Fury for his fight with Jake Paul, given that Tyson Fury is currently banned from entering the United States.

The long-awaited grudge match between Fury and Paul is now set for August. However, Fury might find it difficult to train ahead of the contest, which will go down from Madison Square Garden, as his brother, Tyson Fury, is not allowed in the United States.

Fury will likely want to train state-side ahead of the fight, and with his brother, the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world, not in his corner, it will certainly be a huge loss for the camp.

However, speaking on a recent episode of Karate Combat, ex-UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten offered up his services to Fury. Rutten said he’d be happy to help him train for his fight with the YouTube star.

“I would love to train Tommy Fury, are you kidding? S**t, for the Fury family; I love Tyson. Major fan of this guy and I think [that] we can do some damage.

“Yeah, it would be great. I’ll be in the corner. Yeah, at least he has a cornerman.”

It remains to be seen if Fury will take Rutten up on the offer, however, it has been rumored that Tommy Fury has already partnered up with trainer Shane McGuigan for the contest.

It should be noted, however, that earlier today, it was revealed that Tommy Fury has currently been denied entry into the United States, which could jeopardize the scheduled August 6 bout.

What do you make of Bas Rutten offering to train Tommy Fury for his fight with Jake Paul? Do you think he should take him up on the offer? Sound off in the comments!

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Georges St-Pierre Would Prefer To Face Francis Ngannou Over Bas Rutten In A Street Fight

georges st.pierre bas rutten francis ngannouIt’s no secret that Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest to ever compete inside the UFC octagon but what about outside in a street fight? The former two-division champion recently touched on street fighting attempting to educate his fans on the finer art of backyard brawling. In a now-viral video with popular podcast host […]

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It’s no secret that Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest to ever compete inside the UFC octagon but what about outside in a street fight? The former two-division champion recently touched on street fighting attempting to educate his fans on the finer art of backyard brawling.

In a now-viral video with popular podcast host Lex Fridman, GSP opened up by claiming that if push came to shove, he would prefer to square up with the most powerful puncher in MMA Francis Ngannou than Bas Rutten. 

“In a street fight, I would rather fight Francis Ngannou than fight Bas Rutten…in a street fight [that is]. In the street, there is no referee, and there is an instigator and there is the other person. The best in life for a street fight is always do not be an instigator because then, you have the element of surprise.” (transcribed by Sportskeeda)

It seems the reason that led ‘Rush’ to this surprising take was Rutten’s experience as an instructor and practitioner of Krav Mega, a form of military self-defense. It utilizes aspects of karate, judo, boxing, and wrestling and is used commonly by Israeli special forces. 

Aside from finishing his MMA career on a 22 fight win streak and winning the UFC heavyweight title, Rutten was known best for his viral self defense videos in the early days of the internet.

On the other hand the current heavyweight champ, Ngannou is widely regarded as the baddest man on the planet and holds the world record for the hardest punch ever.

His belt will be up for grabs this Saturday night at UFC 270 when he takes on the interim champion Ciryl Gane in a highly anticipated title unification bout.

Who do you think will be the UFC heavyweight champ one week from today? Will The Predator retain the belt or will we see a new champion in the form of Bon Gamin?

Do you agree with Georges St-Pierre? Who would you rather face in a street fight? Francis Ngannou or Bas Rutten?

Bas Rutten Reacts To Joe Schilling Bar Knockout: ‘I’m Not Into That’

Bas RuttenBas Rutten has given his opinion on the viral video of Joe Schilling knocking out a drunk man in a bar. The Bellator MMA fighter justified his actions by claiming the man had made racist comments and was also a domestic abuser, posting “proof” of this to social media. After considering all of that Rutten […]

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Bas Rutten has given his opinion on the viral video of Joe Schilling knocking out a drunk man in a bar.

The Bellator MMA fighter justified his actions by claiming the man had made racist comments and was also a domestic abuser, posting “proof” of this to social media.

After considering all of that Rutten says the guy “kind of deserved” to get knocked out.

“In the beginning, you go, was the guy really provoking him?” Rutten told MMA Fighting. “But the messages [Schilling, allegedly] got from his ex-wife, apparently, he was a violent guy. It looked like, yeah, why would he hit him? But apparently, he was saying really bad stuff, and he had done it in the past with his ladies. So he kind of deserved it, I guess.”

Rutten who served as a bouncer for many years insists, he would never have done what Schilling did. The MMA legend thinks the situation could have been handled in a much better way.

“For me, I don’t, not against a civilian,” he said. “In that situation, I wouldn’t have done it. I’m happy that it came out that he used to beat his exes, because I personally wouldn’t have done it. With me, they’re going to have to throw the first punch. Otherwise, I don’t do anything. And most of the time when I see they’re drunk, I’m not even going to fight. I might, if he really…put him in a choke. Just choke him out, put him on his side, call the cops.

“But listen, I’ve been drunk a lot in my life also. I don’t like to be the person – this guy knew what he was doing, obviously, what he was doing. But if somebody’s really drunk, why would I bash his face in? The next day he wakes up and doesn’t remember what happened. Yeah, I’m not into that.”

Do you agree with Bas Rutten? Should Joe Schilling have dealt with his recent bar altercation differently?

Bas Rutten Reveals His Mount Rushmore Of MMA

Bas RuttenFormer UFC Heavyweight Champion and UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten recently revealed his Mount Rushmore of fighting. Rutten was on MMAJunkie Radio the former King of Pancrase where he was asked about his Mount Rushmore while also giving much praise towards UFC President Dana White. “Royce Gracie, 100 percent – he needs to be […]

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Former UFC Heavyweight Champion and UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten recently revealed his Mount Rushmore of fighting. Rutten was on MMAJunkie Radio the former King of Pancrase where he was asked about his Mount Rushmore while also giving much praise towards UFC President Dana White.

“Royce Gracie, 100 percent – he needs to be the first guy,” Rutten said. “But the guy who made the UFC and made everything big is Dana White. Of course he can’t put himself in. You can say whatever you want to say, but because of him, we all watch it. Because of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ he came up with that idea and they did everything. People say they want more money. You can say whatever you want. But he’s the hardest working guy.”

Rutten went on to name the rest of his Rushmore with some interesting picks,

“Chuck Liddell, but MMA – is it MMA in general? Then you’ve got to go Fedor (Emelianenko), guys like that. How many more eyeballs did Conor McGregor put to MMA? Is he the greatest fighter with the submission losses? No, he’s not. He’s a very good fighter, but just because of what he did and how much attention he brought to MMA, does he deserve to be in it? Everyone is going to go, ‘You’re crazy.’ But really?”

Do you think Conor McGregor deserves to be on Mount Rushmore? What would yours look like?

Bas Rutten Has Conor McGregor In His MMA Mount Rushmore

McGregorIn a bit of a surprise, Conor McGregor features on Bas Rutten’s mixed martial arts Mount Rushmore. UFC president Dana White was recently asked about his own Mount Rushmore and went with the likes of Royce Gracie, Amanda Nunes, Jon Jones and Chuck Liddell. And when the question was posed to former UFC heavyweight champion […]

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In a bit of a surprise, Conor McGregor features on Bas Rutten’s mixed martial arts Mount Rushmore.

UFC president Dana White was recently asked about his own Mount Rushmore and went with the likes of Royce Gracie, Amanda Nunes, Jon Jones and Chuck Liddell.

And when the question was posed to former UFC heavyweight champion Rutten, the Dutchman had some interesting picks. He too, included Gracie along White himself. It then came down between Liddell and Fedor Emelianenko for Rutten’s third pick.

As for the fourth pick? Rutten seems to think McGregor warrants a place.

McGregor Impact Undeniable

While Rutten agrees that the Irishman lacks things such as title defenses, he feels the impact and eyeballs he has brought to the sport is something that cannot be denied.

“How many more eyeballs did Conor McGregor put to MMA? Is he the greatest fighter with the submission losses? No, he’s not,” Rutten told MMA Junkie (via MMA News).

“He’s a very good fighter, but just because of what he did and how much attention he brought to MMA, does he deserve to be in it? Everyone is going to go, ‘You’re crazy.’ But really?”

It’s certainly a talking point, if impact is a criterion in the discussion.

McGregor, for one, believes he is already a contender to be the GOAT of MMA as he sparked that separate discussion last month. If he wants it to become a more unanimous opinion, he will have to eventually come out of his current retirement.

Do you agree with Rutten that McGregor deserves a place in the MMA Mount Rushmore?