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MMA Hall of Fame: Chuck Liddell

Written on February 27, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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He doesn't only fight. He can also act and dance. In this week's edition of MMA Hall of Fame, Chuck "Iceman" Liddell takes the spotlight.

UFC’s Hall of Fame inductee, Chuck Liddell, was born Charles David Liddell on December 17, 1969. He has a striking background in Kempo, Koei-Kan Karate, Kickboxing, and grappling background in collegiate wrestling. His record in Kickboxing is 20-2, with 16 of his wins coming via knockout. Together with Matt Hughes and Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell has the most fights in UFC with 23 and is also widely credited for bringing Mixed Martial Arts in the mainstream of American sports.

Chuck Liddell began studying Koei-kan at 12 years old. And while growing up in Santa Barbara, he often visit the Del Playa Drive. The Del Playa Drive is infamous as the middle of the party scene of the Isla Vista college town. It was in that college town that Chuck Liddell often finds himself fighting with drunk college students.

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MMA Hall of Fame: Matt Hughes

Written on February 20, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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In this week's edition of MMA Hall of Fame, Fighting Insider is featuring the UFC Champion who is made in America -- Matt Hughes.

Born as Matthew Allen Hughes on October 13, 1973, Matt Hughes is a two-time UFC welterweight champion who has put together two separate six-fight winning streaks. In addition to this, he also defended his championship belt seven times and holds the record of most wins with 18 in the UFC. Garnering the most number of UFC fights with 24, Matt Hughes was inducted as a member of the UFC Hall of Fame on May of last year.

Matt Hughes also has an autobiography entitled Made in America: The Most Dominant Champion in UFC History. See his achievements after the skip.

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MMA Hall of Fame: Dan Severn

Written on February 12, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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This week, Fighting Insider is featuring another UFC Hall of Fame inductee -- Dan "The Beast" Severn.

Born as Daniel DeWayne Severn on June 8, 1958, Dan Severn has fought for many mixed martial arts and professional wrestling promotions, like King of the Cage, PRIDE FC, Cage Rage, WEC, RINGS, World Wrestling Federation and TNA Wrestling. The former UFC Superfight Champion holds a professional MMA record of 97-16-7.

During his professional wrestling career, Dan Severn is a two-time world champion, having won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship twice. He is also one of the few MMA fighters that surpassed the 100 fight mark. In addition to this, he was also featured as a PS3 exclusive fighter for UFC Undisputed 2010, even though he has not competed in the UFC for more than nine years. Dan Severn also travels world-wide to give seminars in MMA, grappling, and amateur wrestling. Furthermore, he is keen on getting his Law Enforcement Training developed into more police departments, correction facilities, and the military.

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MMA Hall of Fame: Mark Coleman

Written on January 13, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Today in Fighting Insider, we are featuring another notable MMA fighter and UFC Hall of Famer: Mark Coleman. Know his professional fighting career and background in the article below.

Mark Coleman is one notable UFC Hall of Famer that created the phrase “ground and pound”. He was one of the pioneer fighters of UFC, and traveled to Japan to compete for PRIDE. Mark Coleman was the first PRIDE Grand Prix winner in 2000, re-establishing himself as one of the best heavyweight fighters in the world. In 2009, Mark Coleman made a comeback in the UFC with a Fight of the Night performance against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Born in Fremont, Ohio in 1964, Mark Coleman started with freestyle wrestling as a teenager. He wrestled for Miami University and won as two-time Mid-American Conference wrestling champion. In his senior year, Mark Coleman won a NCAA championship. After college, he gained a spot on the US Wrestling team, and placed second at the FILA World Wrestling Championships in Varna, Bulgaria on 1991. During the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, Mark Coleman placed seventh in overall rankings.

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