Okay, Marius Zaromskis surprised the hell out of us by winning the Dream welterweight tournament thanks to consecutive head kicks. So does that mean it’s worth our time to try and learn a little about this guy? Probably, yeah, and we say that despite being incredibly lazy. After a minimal amount of internet sleuthing, here are some things worth knowing about your new top dog in the Dream welterweight ranks:
1) He’s Lithuanian, but made his name as a London Shootfighters rep in the U.K.’s Cage Rage promotion.
2) His nickname is “The Whitemare,” which is just corny enough to be fun.
3) His two losses as a pro are both to former Cage Rage champ Che Mills, who vied for a spot on the US vs. UK season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” but lost his elimination match to eventual welterweight winner James Wilks.
4) He’s only gone to a decision once, beating Seichi Ikemoto after two rounds in the opening round of the Dream welterweight tourney.
5) He was a former Pinkerton detective who is widely credited with being one of the founding fathers of the modern crime novel, though his alcoholism and persistent battles with the IRS led to him dying destitute and alone in 1951.
That last one might actually be Dashiell Hammett, now that we think about it, but that’s what you get for believing absolutely everything you read on the internet, which is and always has been our policy. For more on Zaromskis, check out some videos of his past exploits, including one totally sweet entrance pulled off without even a hint of humor: