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Bas Rutten Gives the 49ers a Pep Talk

(Clearly, this man has much to teach us all.)

Let’s not kid ourselves, the San Francisco 49ers suck. No disrespect, Niners fans, but you know it’s true. They haven’t had a winning season since 2002 and they won just five games last year. They are, in a word, shitty. So what do you do to right the ship if you’re head coach Mike Nolan? Simple, you call on “El Guapo” to help you out.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Bas Rutten dropped by 49ers training camp to give a motivational speech about how not to be a total pussy:

Rutten, 43, was born in the Netherlands and joked that he doesn’t understand a thing about football unless his friends are there to explain the rules.

“Fighting is easy to understand,” Rutten said. “You just hit the guy as hard as you can.”

But at the invitation of Coach Mike Nolan, the fighter said he planned to teach the 49ers a philosophy he considers universal to all sports.

“My message to them is about how to mentally deal with things,” Rutten said. “Some of what I talk about will be conditioning of the body, but my belief is that everything starts with the mind. You win a fight not with your strength but with your mind.”

Apparently Rutten isn’t the only non-traditional motivational speaker to visit the Niners lately. Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer gave a talk to the team about how to screw with the press. We don’t know exactly what Bas had to say to the them, but I think it’s safe to assume that we’ll see way more liver shots from the 49ers this year. You can’t argue with what works.

(Props: Steve Cofield)

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Jim- August 17, 2008 at 11:27 am
Bas is not only a legit legend, but is a walking computer of fighting technique along with being a cool dude. Listen to him on the DREAM broadcasts--he's usually a half dozen moves ahead of the fight. He'll spot submissions and the counters to them and the counters to the counters. Plus he's funny as hell and everyone I've ever known who's met him says he's just a real good guy in real life--that carries a lot of weight with me.

Of course the only way that he he could help the 49ers is to put on a helmet and play for them. He'd wreak havoc in the pileups...
Aryan- August 14, 2008 at 7:20 pm
watch how many penalties the 49ers will get this season
Horror Fighter- August 14, 2008 at 7:04 pm
I love Bas' inspirational speeches.

"Everybody underestimates the kick in the groin."

walrus- August 14, 2008 at 6:10 pm
I really can't notice a reason why people would think Bas Rutten is annoying on Inside MMA. He's a good guy.

I don't know about him being able to help the 49er's, but it couldn't hurt.
Says:- August 14, 2008 at 5:57 pm
Sounds the same because he probably uses this...


...while hes eyeing Arianni.
Dildo_Slice- August 14, 2008 at 5:44 pm
Goldberg may not be best but I love it when he says "ANNND IT IS ALLLLLL OVERRRRR" sounds exacly the same every time. awsome
UncleScrappy- August 14, 2008 at 5:36 pm
You my friend, are a complete JACKASS!!! Bas in one of the more significant pioneers of MMA. Because of his vast experiance in the sport, he is able to offer a keener insight than most other announcers, plus he is one funny MOFO. If you keep persisting with this crazy talk, Im going to have to email you a wicked liver punch followed by a blistering high kick. Now if you dont mind, I have other nuthuggery issues to deal with.
War BAS!!!
Geriatric Peon- August 14, 2008 at 5:28 pm
Bas and Rogan would make a kick ass MMA announcing team! Rogan may be a coke-fiend but he is funny and knows a hell of a lot more about the fights than (as it was well put by ADW) that fuckup Goldberg. That and I am tired of hearing Goldberg hug on Tyson Griffen's nuts.
Says:- August 14, 2008 at 5:22 pm
All aboard the Bas Train! Woohwoooooooohhhh!
Dildo_Slice- August 14, 2008 at 5:15 pm
He makes good points on the show, and is informative. you prabably are just a boring person hating on someone with a personality.
ADW- August 14, 2008 at 5:13 pm
Bas Rutten is the shit! Usually I don't hug anybody's nuts (Except for BJ Penn, because I he is the fucking man) But Bas Rutten has always been a one of my favorite faces of MMA. He always funny and entertaining and, unlike most MMA Announcers, HE KNOWS WHAT THE FUCK HE IS TALKING ABOUT! If you watch old PRIDE he was always right on when he was talking about strategies in the ring and fighter's strengths and weaknesses. Yes his accent is funny but I would rather listen to him during a fight than that coke-fiend Joe Rogan or that fuckup Mike Goldberg.
Bas? More like Ass...- August 14, 2008 at 5:03 pm
He sucks, ON THE SHOW!!!! What part of that did you not understand? Moron!

MMA Live >>>>>>>>>>> Inside MMA, mostly because of Bas. LMAO!!!
Dildo_Slice- August 14, 2008 at 4:54 pm
Bas is an mma legend you moron, the only big mistake he has made was thinking Kimbo was a good fighter
Geriatric Peon- August 14, 2008 at 4:52 pm
Bas rules, don't hate on him because he has a personality. His self defense videos changed my life................. well the hour I spent watching them and laughing my ass off. Viva El Guapo
Bas? More like Ass...- August 14, 2008 at 4:45 pm
Bas sucks @ss! I cant stand him on Inside MMA and it looks like the rest of the panel is usually annoyed by him too.
Dildo_Slice- August 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm
Hell yea I'd like to 49 it with those girls...oh wait