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Better Know A Fighter: Marius Zaromskis

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:

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eelcozy- July 24, 2009 at 1:12 pm
Awesome dude! Needs to fight more.
Mdollas- July 21, 2009 at 4:20 pm
Body kicks like hes kickin trees down, exciting striker.
itsgalf- July 20, 2009 at 9:56 pm
He's very entertaining to watch. Haha and that backflip was just awesome.

It looks like some of his strikes would be very damaging to him as well he could easily break a foot too
Houstons db- July 20, 2009 at 8:56 pm
dudes a beast whith those head kicks. pretty awesome backflip as well
look out naw!
Miles- July 20, 2009 at 7:22 pm
Holy shit. this guy is insane. I want to see more
Smeewa- July 20, 2009 at 5:48 pm
did anyone see him try to kick that guys mowhawk off?
RJeezy- July 20, 2009 at 5:24 pm
Remember when I said "Zaromskis > Everyone" in the post about the guy doing a backflip after winning? No? Oh well.

Zaromskis > Everyone
MyFightWiffaCheeto- July 20, 2009 at 4:48 pm
DASHIEL HAMMETT FTW! Maltese Falcon Rules!
Clyde- July 20, 2009 at 2:01 pm
It's like he thinks the crazy cartoon entrances are equivalent to the mindless paperwork you have at your job. As though, he knows it has to be done before you do something of value but it's tedious and he'd rather it wasn't there to begin with.
PurplePickle- July 20, 2009 at 1:16 pm
From what they show in these videos, Zaromskis has a pretty balls out striking style. It's like Sakuraba and Cro-cop made a baby.

The high kicks he throws are right damn impressive and his takedown defense in the High fight looked good too. I like this cat and I will be happy to jump on this hype train.
PurplePickle- July 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Thanks for the confusion CP. Now I'll look really bright telling people to google fight vids for Dashiel 'The Whitemare' Hammett, the badass Lutheran who won the Dream ww tourney.
saku- July 20, 2009 at 12:31 pm
i just watched his fight at dream 8 and he actually did a "tatsumaki senpuu kyaku". that backflip must have been his version of the raging demon =)
Dojima- July 20, 2009 at 11:39 am
with that nickname, I can only think of one dream match-up - Diego Sanchez... The Nightmare Vs. The Whitemare... loser gets to fight the Daymare, a regular old 9-5 job
FreddyFangers- July 20, 2009 at 11:30 am
Dudes sick... Both of his fights were great last night. Im starting to think this really wasnt an upset
GetUpAndKill- July 20, 2009 at 11:26 am
I give this guy a 2 week count down before he calls out GSP.
B- July 20, 2009 at 11:04 am
Did he just soccer kick that Dan Hardy looking mother fucker? DAMN!
Doc Future- July 20, 2009 at 10:52 am
That wig durring the intro = Brillant
Nickname = Fantastic
Backflip to a down'd opponent = Brilltastic

Combine all 3 and we've got somthing worth talking about. Sorry Buffer. Youre 360's already trumped!