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    What happened to Carlos Newton?

    Ever since I watched him fight a huge Kyukoshin Karate guy named Jean Riviere when he was nineteen I've been a fan of his. However, unfortunately his last fight was on 10/14/2004, and he suffered through three consecutive losses this day included.

    So did he get frustrated and go back to sharpen up his game? He's only thirty so I can't see him quitting due to his age.

    I guess coming back after a two year absense is a lot to ask, though.

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    I read somewhere (I think Sherdog) that towards the end of his career, he was trying to balance being a professional fighter at a very high level and being a full-time medical student. As a result, his training and subsequest performance in fights suffered. I think what happened is he chose the medical route instead of fighting (please correct me if I'm wrong).

    I loved watching his fights; never boring.

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    I have read that he's going to be fighting again soon, and he still has some fights left in him. I have also heard that he may be planning to fight at around 220.

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    I am attending a three hour seminar with him next week and I'll try and ask

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    I always liked Newton but his last few fights he really looked quite sluggish. I don't know, maybe he's just had to many hard fights and he's worn out. Also I would imagine that trying to attend school full time and also train to compete at a world class level would be almost impossible.

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    Carlos is a cover identity for Ricky Williams.

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    (The Llama bit my junk but the ref didn't see it).

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    Is Carlos Newton in Toronto? And if so does he have a gym open?

    It would be kind of cool to tell people you take "Dragonball Z Jiu-Jitsu," watch them laugh, and then proceed to RNC them. :D
    Last edited by HearWa; 5/08/2006 4:55pm at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by HearWa
    Is Carlos Newton in Toronto? And if so does he have a gym open?

    It would be kind of cool to tell people you take "Dragonball Z Jiu-Jitsu," watch them laugh, and then proceed to RNC them. :D
    If by "cool" and "Dragonball Z" you mean "fucking retarded excuse for entertainment" then, yes it would be cool.
    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris
    Imagine if track was run like the martial arts community. While the winning teams would just sprint down the field, smoking the competition, you'd have a bunch of losers running around explaining how they can skip down the track just as fast. Never mind that it doesn't fucking work. Oh no, they're too fast for track. They run on the STREET.

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    More seriously though, I would love to know what happened to him as well. I had a documentary on him (I think I still might), and it seemed like he was an extremely cool guy. Very well educated and committed to his jiu-jitsu.
    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris
    Imagine if track was run like the martial arts community. While the winning teams would just sprint down the field, smoking the competition, you'd have a bunch of losers running around explaining how they can skip down the track just as fast. Never mind that it doesn't fucking work. Oh no, they're too fast for track. They run on the STREET.

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    Carlos Newton has been training and teaching at the same school he's been associated with for his entire life, a TKD/Judo/JJJ dojo called Warrior Martial Arts Centre, in Newmarket, Ontario.

    http://www.warriormac.com/

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