Sep 21 - 2023

Bas Rutten

Spear Talk Podcast

About the Episode

For episode 153 of Spear Talk, we welcomed Bas Rutten to the show! Bas is a Dutch retired mixed martial artist (MMA), Karate and Taekwondo blackbelt, and Muay Thai kickboxer. He was a UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three-time King of Pancrase world champion, and finished his career on a 22 fight unbeaten streak (21 wins, 1 draw ) . Bas has been inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame in 2015. He suffered severe asthma in his childhood years and inspired by his struggle breathing developed the revolutionary O2 Trainer! When Bas is not teaching at his gym in Westlake Village, CA, you can catch bas in movies such as Zookeeper, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Here Comes the Boom, The Elminator, and The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre! 

In our discussion we covered his passion of doing what he can to bring to light the horrors of human trafficking, why there shouldn’t be politics in right vs. wrong, the importance of his Faith, his friendship with actor, Kevin James, how to harness the “fighting spirit” into other endeavors, being bullied as a kid, the creation of the 02 Trainer, and all things MMA! 

#basrutten #mma #breathing 

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