Pro Ninja Fighter?
This is a serious question, as I genuinely donít know the answer and am curious.
Has a Ninjutsu practitioner ever competed in UFC or a similar venue?
Two that I can think of off hand.
Scott Morris in UFC 2 who got utterly destroyed by Pat Smith (considered one of the most brutal KOs in UFC history). He did beat Sean Daughtrey in the prelims with a guillotine choke. AFIK he has never fought again.
Steve Jennum who won UFC 3 after being an alternate for the event. He only had to fight one fight that night and was the championship match, his opponent had fought his way up the bracket. He won a fight in UFC 4 and didn't win since. His record is 2-3-0
Both guys were from Robert Bussey school and was at the time when Bussey broke with the Bujinkan because he felt that their methods were too outdated.
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!
Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
In the early UFCs...
Originally Posted by AMH
I think Steve Jennum studied some form of ninjutsu (UFC3, 4, UU). There was another guy in UFC 2 also... Scott Morris (?). Won his first match, but was annihilated by Pat Smith in his second.
Thanks for the info.
Do you know of where I can find video clips of these ninja fights?
Wow. He got beat very fast!
Thanks for the vid!!!
Was that ninjitsu crapple?
To his credit, Jennum was able to armbar the #8 ranked WBA heavyweight at the time in Melton Bowen.
Morris...well, he'll live on forever in highlight reel KO's.
(Fun fact, according to "No Holds Barred", Morris' trainer refused to throw in the towel believing his style couldn't lose. Smith was the one who voluntarily stopped the beating)
:ninjadanc Did anyone check on that dude who won? Was he still alive 3 days later?? What happened to t3h d34dly dim mak???:ninjadanc
Originally Posted by Backdraft
In UFC3 it was Harold Howard that Jennum was matched against in the final, as Jennum was Ken Shamrocks subsitute.
He won by ground and pound, Jennum held Howard by the throat with one hand whilst punching him with the other.
Howard was pretty fresh looking, especially considering that in the same UFC both Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock had to bow out due to injury (not caused by Howard).
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