For example, when asked what was the dream fight he never had an opportunity for, Rutten revealed that it would’ve been against – Rickson Gracie.
He’d love to have had an opportunity to test himself:
Rickson, but just out of respect. Just wanted to see if I could stay out of his submissions.
Unbelievably good on the ground.
He was also asked: “Which fighter was different in private, or in the cage, to how the public saw them – and how?”
Here’s Rutten’s response:
McGregor is a really nice guy, Jon Jones is a really nice guy, Tito same, so many times it’s an act.
Sure McGregor did some other things, but we all do stupid stuff when we drink, I am just fortunate there wasn’t social media at the time.
He also shared that being a great wrestler isn’t enough to win MMA fights – but adding yet another art to it could be:
Wrestling is the glue, if you are either wrestler with a great ground game or one with a great striking game, you will do great.
Wrestlers are also super tough, but being a wrestler and not having as much striking or submission skills doesn’t make you win a fight, add one more art and you are gold.
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