FanPost

El Guapo: The Legend of Bas Rutten

Rutten_medium

When it comes to MMA pioneers, it doesn't get much better than Bas Rutten. He was not only funny and charismatic, but vicious in the ring, too.

Rutten is one of the sport's greatest personalities and one of its greatest legends.

Not only did he enthrall in Pancrase with his spectacular striking and solid grappling, but he took the UFC title after a back-and-forth war with Kevin Randleman.

Even after injuries ended his career in the midst of a 22-fight win streak, "El Guapo" has continued to endear himself to the public with his hilarious videos for Tokyo Five, as well as his extremely-effective (and funny) self-defense technique videos that he has posted all over YouTube.

You want to know how to win a bar fight? Let Rutten show you the ways right here.

Of course, Rutten -- a host on HDNet's "Inside MMA" -- has provided excellent ringside commentray for organizations like Pride FC, Shark Fights and DREAM, among others.

There can be no question that he is one of combat's finest legends.

And after painstaking research, every single fact triple-checked, I am proud to bring you a retrospective of this great man and his storied career.

In pictures, of course:

It's always best to start from the beginning. The first thing he did was...

 10nrpls_jpg_medium 

 30c1wtf_jpg_medium N2ldza_jpg_medium

 335e5v6_jpg_mediumB7ch7o_jpg_medium2nq5og5_jpg_medium 35a264o_jpg_medium5wh6x4_jpg_medium1o3h93_jpg_medium
E6ytcg_jpg_medium 

4q1qw2_jpg_medium 

WACHAAA! Dangity, dangity, DANG!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker