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* DrunkenMaster: A drunken Bas, as many bouncers across the world know and respect, is not much less dangerous than a sober Bas. He once disarmed and decked a machinegun-toting bouncer who had come to get him out of a Russian club for causing trouble, and not satisfied with that, he returned to the dance floor and continued partying ([[CaptainObvious Bas,]] [[ComicallyMissingThePoint not the bruiser]]). Fortunately for Rutten, he got the club owner in his side, and it avoided more mayhem.

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* DrunkenMaster: A drunken Bas, as many bouncers across the world know and respect, is not much less dangerous than a sober Bas. He once disarmed and decked a machinegun-toting bouncer who had come to get him out of a Russian club for causing trouble, and not satisfied with that, he returned to the dance floor and continued partying ([[CaptainObvious Bas,]] (Bas, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint not the bruiser]]). Fortunately for Rutten, he got the club owner in his side, and it avoided more mayhem.


-->--'''Bas Rutten''' reciting his philosophy[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke Joke explained]]: in traditional Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the rear naked choke is known as "Mataleão" or "Lion Killer".[[/note]]

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-->--'''Bas Rutten''' reciting his philosophy[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke Joke explained]]: in traditional Brazilian jiu-jitsu, UsefulNotes/BrazilianJiuJitsu, the rear naked choke is known as "Mataleão" or "Lion Killer".[[/note]]



* ApologeticAttacker: In his first fight in Pancrase, he struck so hard his opponent Ryushi Yanagisawa that he believed he had killed him or something. He had a similar moment after defeating Manabu Yamada with an arm triangle choke, because Yamada remained knocked out with his eyes open and he really looked dead.

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* ApologeticAttacker: ApologeticAttacker:
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In his first fight in Pancrase, he struck so hard his opponent Ryushi Yanagisawa that he believed he had killed him or something. He had a similar moment after defeating Manabu Yamada with an arm triangle choke, because Yamada remained knocked out with his eyes open and he really looked dead.



* AwesomenessByAnalysis: It is easy to forget that this fighter who not even Funaki and Suzuki could submit was a guy who learned grappling basically by himself via watching videos. He had some rudmentary training thanks to Chris Dolman and eventually went to train with Funaki, but most of his grappling acumen comes from recording trainings and matches in order to torture his clueless apprentice Van Dijk with their moves until they worked.

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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: AwesomenessByAnalysis:
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It is easy to forget that this fighter who not even Funaki and Suzuki could submit was a guy who learned grappling basically by himself via watching videos. He had some rudmentary training thanks to Chris Dolman and eventually went to train with Funaki, but most of his grappling acumen comes from recording trainings and matches in order to torture his clueless apprentice Van Dijk with their moves until they worked.



*** Also, Funaki had done the "I'm going to kill you" thumb throat sign to Bas before the match. For Bas, [[DisproportionateRetribution it meant that Funaki had to die.]]

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*** ** Also, Funaki had done the "I'm going to kill you" thumb throat sign to Bas before the match. For Bas, [[DisproportionateRetribution it meant that Funaki had to die.]]



-->"I felt his strength right away - this superhuman, experiences strength. He was very muscular and wiry, and his muscles were incredibly dense. Mine aren't like that. When I get big, I get these full, perfect muscles [...] but they are not that strong. They don't have that density and that super strength. Bas's strength, compared with me, was enormous.

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-->"I felt his strength right away - this superhuman, experiences strength. He was very muscular and wiry, and his muscles were incredibly dense. Mine aren't like that. When I get big, I get these full, perfect muscles [...] but they are not that strong. They don't have that density and that super strength. Bas's strength, compared with me, was enormous."



* CurbStompBattle: Has dished these out on occasion, most notably his first Pancrase fight.

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* CurbStompBattle: CurbStompBattle:
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Has dished these out on occasion, most notably his first Pancrase fight.



* TheDreaded: Everybody in Pancrase was scared by his striking, including a kickboxing champion like Maurice Smith, and even Rickson Gracie refused to face him (or even listen to him, for the matter) when Rutten challenged him to a match upon his retirement.

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* TheDreaded: TheDreaded:
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Everybody in Pancrase was scared by his striking, including a kickboxing champion like Maurice Smith, and even Rickson Gracie refused to face him (or even listen to him, for the matter) when Rutten challenged him to a match upon his retirement.



* LightningBruiser: Very strong and fast, with a hard but incredibly precise striking.

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* LightningBruiser: LightningBruiser:
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Very strong and fast, with a hard but incredibly precise striking.



** He was sickly when he was a child and bullied on a daily basis. He then started training in UsefulNotes/Taekwondo then the other martial arts he would come to learn.

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** He was sickly when he was a child and bullied on a daily basis. He then started training in UsefulNotes/Taekwondo taekwondo then the other martial arts he would come to learn.



* RaisedCatholic / RealMenLoveJesus: Was born a Catholic but never really took it seriously until he met a priest on the set of Film/HereComesTheBoom.

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* RaisedCatholic / RealMenLoveJesus: Was born a Catholic but never really took it seriously until he met a priest on the set of Film/HereComesTheBoom.''Film/HereComesTheBoom''.



* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Probably less in Rutten’s part than UFC's, but his career there was highly controversial in both of his matches due to the fact that the promoters had pushed him as the next champion and were evidently protecting him. His match against Wrestling/TsuyoshiKohsaka saw the referee standing the fight for no reason to give the advantage back to Rutten, and his title match against Kevin Randleman featured one of the most controversial decisions wins ever, so much that there is no consensus nowadays about it (see YMMV).

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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem:
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Probably less in Rutten’s part than UFC's, but his career there was highly controversial in both of his matches due to the fact that the promoters had pushed him as the next champion and were evidently protecting him. His match against Wrestling/TsuyoshiKohsaka saw the referee standing the fight twice for no reason to give the advantage back to Rutten, and his title match against Kevin Randleman featured one of the most controversial decisions wins ever, so much that there is no consensus nowadays about it (see YMMV).



* TookALevelInBadass: Started as a unidimensional kickboxer, but eventually learned ground game and became a top contender.

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
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Started as a unidimensional kickboxer, but eventually learned ground game and became a top contender.


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[[caption-width-right:248:Dengity [[caption-width-right:248:"Dengity dengity deng.]]"[[note]]Rutten's memetic way to call his attacks in his hilarious self-defense instructional.[[/note]]]]


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Sebastiaan Rutten (born 24 February 1965) is a [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Dutch]] UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, {{professional wrestl|ing}}er and sport commentator. He started his career training in several martial arts and competing in professional UsefulNotes/MuayThai in Holland, but he left the business for being mistreated by promoters. Bas then turned his attention to MMA thanks to Chris Dolman of Fighting Network RINGS fame, and got recruited by Japanese wrestlers Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki and Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki for their rising promotion [[Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation Pancrase.]] Despite debuting there as a dangerous kickboxer, Rutten found himself struggling against the predominant grapplers of the company, so after his first defeat by submission, he devoted himself to a makeshift grappling training. Over time, his new attitude paid off, and Rutten became one of the strongest fighters of Pancrase, amassing win after win and capturing the King of Pancrase Openweight Championship twice (counting an unification fight). With names like Funaki, Suzuki, Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger and Maurice Smith in his palmares, he left Pancrase unbeaten and went to make himself a name in United States for UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship. His career there, though decorated with another championship, was brief and controversial, and he retired shortly after by injuries and battle wear. Bas then returned to Japan to work as a commentator for PRIDE Fighting Championship, making a memorable pair with Stephen Quadros, and also wrestled in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. Currently, he works as a commentator and guest for several media.

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Sebastiaan Rutten (born 24 February 1965) is a [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Dutch]] UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, {{professional wrestl|ing}}er and sport commentator. He started his career training in several martial arts and competing in professional UsefulNotes/MuayThai UsefulNotes/{{Kickboxing}} in Holland, but he left the business for being mistreated by promoters. Bas then turned his attention to MMA thanks to Chris Dolman of Fighting Network RINGS fame, and got recruited by Japanese wrestlers Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki and Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki for their rising promotion [[Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation Pancrase.]] Despite debuting there as a dangerous kickboxer, Rutten found himself struggling against the predominant grapplers of the company, so after his first defeat by submission, he devoted himself to a makeshift grappling training. Over time, his new attitude paid off, and Rutten became one of the strongest fighters of Pancrase, amassing win after win and capturing the King of Pancrase Openweight Championship twice (counting an unification fight). With names like Funaki, Suzuki, Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger and Maurice Smith in his palmares, he left Pancrase unbeaten and went to make himself a name in United States for UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship. His career there, though decorated with another championship, was brief and controversial, and he retired shortly after by injuries and battle wear. Bas then returned to Japan to work as a commentator for PRIDE Fighting Championship, making a memorable pair with Stephen Quadros, and also wrestled in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. Currently, he works as a commentator and guest for several media.


'''Bas Rutten''' (b. 1968) is a [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Dutch]] UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, {{professional wrestl|ing}}er and sport commentator. He started his career training in several martial arts and competing in professional UsefulNotes/MuayThai in Holland, but he left the business for being mistreated by promoters. Bas then turned his attention to MMA thanks to Chris Dolman of Fighting Network RINGS fame, and got recruited by Japanese wrestlers Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki and Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki for their rising promotion [[Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation Pancrase.]] Despite debuting there as a dangerous kickboxer, Rutten found himself struggling against the predominant grapplers of the company, so after his first defeat by submission, he devoted himself to a makeshift grappling training. Over time, his new attitude paid off, and Rutten became one of the strongest fighters of Pancrase, amassing win after win and capturing the King of Pancrase Openweight Championship twice (counting an unification fight). With names like Funaki, Suzuki, Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger and Maurice Smith in his palmares, he left Pancrase unbeaten and went to make himself a name in United States for UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship. His career there, though decorated with another championship, was brief and controversial, and he retired shortly after by injuries and battle wear. Bas then returned to Japan to work as a commentator for PRIDE Fighting Championship, making a memorable pair with Stephen Quadros, and also wrestled in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. Currently, he works as a commentator and guest for several media.

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'''Bas Rutten''' (b. 1968) Sebastiaan Rutten (born 24 February 1965) is a [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Dutch]] UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, {{professional wrestl|ing}}er and sport commentator. He started his career training in several martial arts and competing in professional UsefulNotes/MuayThai in Holland, but he left the business for being mistreated by promoters. Bas then turned his attention to MMA thanks to Chris Dolman of Fighting Network RINGS fame, and got recruited by Japanese wrestlers Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki and Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki for their rising promotion [[Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation Pancrase.]] Despite debuting there as a dangerous kickboxer, Rutten found himself struggling against the predominant grapplers of the company, so after his first defeat by submission, he devoted himself to a makeshift grappling training. Over time, his new attitude paid off, and Rutten became one of the strongest fighters of Pancrase, amassing win after win and capturing the King of Pancrase Openweight Championship twice (counting an unification fight). With names like Funaki, Suzuki, Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger and Maurice Smith in his palmares, he left Pancrase unbeaten and went to make himself a name in United States for UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship. His career there, though decorated with another championship, was brief and controversial, and he retired shortly after by injuries and battle wear. Bas then returned to Japan to work as a commentator for PRIDE Fighting Championship, making a memorable pair with Stephen Quadros, and also wrestled in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. Currently, he works as a commentator and guest for several media.


* OddFriendship: Rutten, one of the most loved guys in MMA history, is friends with Gerard Gordeau, one of the most ''hated'' guys in MMA history.

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* OddFriendship: Rutten, one of the most loved guys in MMA history, is friends with Gerard Gordeau, one of the most ''hated'' guys in MMA history. Another odd one is with "Dirty" Bob Schrijber.

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* LoopholeAbuse: Pancrase did not allow closed fist strikes to the head. This would normally leave a kickboxer like Bas in a disadvantage, but he was the first to use open palm strikes (striking with the base of the hand). This was only marginally less effective than closed fists (and also, in a bare-knuckle promotion like Pancrase, less injury-prone) and Bas quickly managed to create a whole new striking style based on palm and forearm strikes.

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** Unlike most heavyweights, who tend to go hard but gas quickly, Bas was fanatical about conditioning and endurance training, which meant he could simply outlast some of his opponents.


* AwesomeByAnalysis: It is easy to forget that this fighter who not even Funaki and Suzuki could submit was a guy who learned grappling basically by himself via watching videos. He had some rudmentary training thanks to Chris Dolman and eventually went to train with Funaki, but most of his grappling acumen comes from recording trainings and matches in order to torture his clueless apprentice Van Dijk with their moves until they worked.

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* AwesomeByAnalysis: AwesomenessByAnalysis: It is easy to forget that this fighter who not even Funaki and Suzuki could submit was a guy who learned grappling basically by himself via watching videos. He had some rudmentary training thanks to Chris Dolman and eventually went to train with Funaki, but most of his grappling acumen comes from recording trainings and matches in order to torture his clueless apprentice Van Dijk with their moves until they worked.

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* GeniusBruiser: ChefOfIron is but one example.


* [[IKnowKarate I Know]] UsefulNotes/MuayThai: And UsefulNotes/{{Taekwondo}}, and Kyokushin UsefulNotes/{{Karate}}. He later learned shoot wrestling, and also practices krav maga.

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* [[IKnowKarate I Know]] UsefulNotes/MuayThai: And UsefulNotes/{{Taekwondo}}, and Kyokushin UsefulNotes/{{Karate}}. He later learned shoot wrestling, and also practices krav maga.UsefulNotes/KravMaga.


* {{Badass}}: Left Pancrase unbeaten for 19 matches, including dominant wins over Frank Shamrock, Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki and Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki.


'''Bas Rutten''' (b. 1968) is a [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Dutch]] UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, {{professional wrestl|ing}}er and sport commentator. He started his career training in several martial arts and competing in professional muay thai in Holland, but he left the business for being mistreated by promoters. Bas then turned his attention to MMA thanks to Chris Dolman of Fighting Network RINGS fame, and got recruited by Japanese wrestlers Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki and Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki for their rising promotion [[Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation Pancrase.]] Despite debuting there as a dangerous kickboxer, Rutten found himself struggling against the predominant grapplers of the company, so after his first defeat by submission, he devoted himself to a makeshift grappling training. Over time, his new attitude paid off, and Rutten became one of the strongest fighters of Pancrase, amassing win after win and capturing the King of Pancrase Openweight Championship twice (counting an unification fight). With names like Funaki, Suzuki, Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger and Maurice Smith in his palmares, he left Pancrase unbeaten and went to make himself a name in United States for UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship. His career there, though decorated with another championship, was brief and controversial, and he retired shortly after by injuries and battle wear. Bas then returned to Japan to work as a commentator for PRIDE Fighting Championship, making a memorable pair with Stephen Quadros, and also wrestled in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. Currently, he works as a commentator and guest for several media.

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'''Bas Rutten''' (b. 1968) is a [[UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands Dutch]] UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter, {{professional wrestl|ing}}er and sport commentator. He started his career training in several martial arts and competing in professional muay thai UsefulNotes/MuayThai in Holland, but he left the business for being mistreated by promoters. Bas then turned his attention to MMA thanks to Chris Dolman of Fighting Network RINGS fame, and got recruited by Japanese wrestlers Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki and Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki for their rising promotion [[Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation Pancrase.]] Despite debuting there as a dangerous kickboxer, Rutten found himself struggling against the predominant grapplers of the company, so after his first defeat by submission, he devoted himself to a makeshift grappling training. Over time, his new attitude paid off, and Rutten became one of the strongest fighters of Pancrase, amassing win after win and capturing the King of Pancrase Openweight Championship twice (counting an unification fight). With names like Funaki, Suzuki, Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger and Maurice Smith in his palmares, he left Pancrase unbeaten and went to make himself a name in United States for UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship. His career there, though decorated with another championship, was brief and controversial, and he retired shortly after by injuries and battle wear. Bas then returned to Japan to work as a commentator for PRIDE Fighting Championship, making a memorable pair with Stephen Quadros, and also wrestled in Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. Currently, he works as a commentator and guest for several media.



* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: He got one in Fighting Network RINGS in his countryman Gilbert Yvel, another wild muay thai striker who was expert in surviving on the ground.

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: He got one in Fighting Network RINGS in his countryman Gilbert Yvel, another wild muay thai UsefulNotes/MuayThai striker who was expert in surviving on the ground.



** His first instance was in a muay thai bout against Rene Rooze in Holland. The match got so heated that Rooze, never known as exactly a fair fighter, bit Rutten through his ear a la Mike Tyson. Inconvenienced with the foul, Bas gave him a knee strike in the groin. (At that point, unsurprisingly, the fight was stopped and a brawl broke up.)

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** His first instance was in a muay thai UsefulNotes/MuayThai bout against Rene Rooze in Holland. The match got so heated that Rooze, never known as exactly a fair fighter, bit Rutten through his ear a la Mike Tyson. Inconvenienced with the foul, Bas gave him a knee strike in the groin. (At that point, unsurprisingly, the fight was stopped and a brawl broke up.)



* CombatCommentator: His work nowadays. He even did commentary on his past Pancrase fights for his YouTube account.

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* CombatCommentator: His work nowadays. He even did commentary on his past Pancrase fights for [[https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialBasRutten his YouTube account.account]].



* [[IKnowKarate I Know Muay Thai]]: And taekwondo, and Kyokushin karate. He later learned shoot wrestling, and also practices krav maga.

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* [[IKnowKarate I Know Muay Thai]]: Know]] UsefulNotes/MuayThai: And taekwondo, UsefulNotes/{{Taekwondo}}, and Kyokushin karate.UsefulNotes/{{Karate}}. He later learned shoot wrestling, and also practices krav maga.



** He was sickly when he was a child and bullied on a daily basis. He then started training in boxing then the other martial arts he would come to learn.
** In a funnier fashion, the first time Bas got into a muay thai gym he was knocked out ''by liver shot''. He went to train obsessively to never receive it again, and in the process, he mastered it.

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** He was sickly when he was a child and bullied on a daily basis. He then started training in boxing UsefulNotes/Taekwondo then the other martial arts he would come to learn.
** In a funnier fashion, the first time Bas got into a muay thai UsefulNotes/MuayThai gym he was knocked out ''by liver shot''. He went to train obsessively to never receive it again, and in the process, he mastered it.

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* RaisedCatholic / RealMenLoveJesus: Was born a Catholic but never really took it seriously until he met a priest on the set of Film/HereComesTheBoom.


** Rutten had a confusion with a Wing Chun master called Emin Boztepe in which they were supposedly led to believe by a magazine that each one had challenged the other. They ended it friendly and forgot the affair. However, popular belief is that Boztepe did challenge him but [[OhCrap backed down when Rutten came answering the challenge.]]

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** Rutten had a confusion with a Wing Chun UsefulNotes/WingChun master called Emin Boztepe in which they were supposedly led to believe by a magazine that each one had challenged the other. They ended it friendly and forgot the affair. However, popular belief is that Boztepe did challenge him but [[OhCrap backed down when Rutten came answering the challenge.]]

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