Last night we posted the viral video of Ben “10” Nguyen being bullied at the weigh-ins by his opponent Julian “Julez The Jackal” Rabaud. Ben Nguyen simply smiled off the attempt to intimidate and when the fight happened he destroyed “The Jackal” in under 30 seconds. The fight took place at Nitro 11 almost exactly a year ago today.
Following the viral video below is Ben Nguyen’s “Ask Me Anything” regarding the ordeal!
I’ve been a big time lurker here for 5+ years and now recently started posting. I am a professional MMA fighter, computer geek, and avid motorcycle rider. You could say I like doing what I like to do. My nationality is Vietnamese American from SOUTH DAKOTA and I am now chasing the dream Down Under! AMA! Proof.
EDIT: Holy crap, did not expect this to blow up and make it to the front page again. I need to buy a lotto ticket NOW!
EDIT #2: Needed to add South Dakota to my bio. The state doesn’t receive enough love.
EDIT #5: Doing an AMA might have been a bad thing to start at 2AM in the morning. Need to catch some z’s Reddit! I’ll be back on in a few hours to answer some more questions. G’night or should I say G’Day!
EDIT # 6: Ok, Lad Bible fine, BJPenn.com alright, but front page on Reddit for the past 4 hours?? GTFO! Am I dreaming??
EDIT #7: Just wanted to take the time to thank everyone on the interwebz for making this possible. Never in a million years would I thought I’d be doing my OWN AMA. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
EDIT #8: Still overwhelmed by the amount of support I’ve received and I am so thankful for it. It’s been an exciting 12 hours answering everyone’s questions. Thank you EVERYONE!
You can browse the entire AMA and all of the comments here.
Jiu Jitsu star Gabi Garcia won’t be making her mixed martial arts debut this month.
The nine-time Jiu Jitsu world champion and two-time ADCC gold medalist signed a contract with Brazilian promotion Jungle Fight to fight on March 28 in Sao Paulo, but decided to postpone her MMA debut to a future date.
Jungle Fight president Wallid Ismail confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com.
Garcia was originally set to compete for the first time in MMA on Dec. 23 in Tokyo, Japan, but Real Fight failed to find an opponent for the Brazilian.
A black belt under Fabio Gurgel, hasn’t lost a Jiu Jitsu or grappling match since 2009, Garcia plans on cutting down to 185 pounds for her first MMA bout.
Jungle Fight 76 takes place March 28 in Sao Paulo and marks the promotion’s debut on network television in Brazil. The fight card will be headlined by Elizeu Zaleski vs. Jose Diaz for the welterweight title, and features bantamweight champion Jonas Bilharinho trying to win another title, as he takes on Fabiano Nogueira for the 145-pound championship. Women’s strawweight champion Erika Almeida will also put her title on the line that night, facing Tania Pereda.