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Dan “The Beast” Severn KO’d While Vying for his 100th Win

By all rights he should have been at home last night, falling asleep at 9pm with a VHS tape of “Murder She Wrote” episodes playing quietly in the background, but 53-year-old Dan Severn had other plans–namely to lock himself in the cage with a kid half his age and duke it out. It wasn’t Severn’s night, though, as he was knocked out in the first round by 26 year old Lee “The Beast” Beane (no relation). A right hook sent Severn crashing to the canvas where he absorbed several hard shots until Beane called an end to the bout on the referee’s behalf. Had Severn prevailed over the now 8-2 Beane, it would have marked his 100th official win, though countless others took place long ago in smaller shows where fastidious note taking often takes a back seat to wet t-shirt contests and clearing out before the cops arrive.

Severn’s ten fight win streak was halted several weeks ago by a third-round TKO courtesy of Ryan Fortin at “King of the Cage- Mile Zero”. That Severn is fighting so regularly and (until recently) with a fair amount of success is impressive, but as we’ve seen with Chuck Liddell and more recently Randy Couture, there comes a time when every fighter must hang up the gloves. If this knockout marks the end of The Beast’s wild ride, our hats go off to him.  At fifty-three years old he’s bested more than a hundred men, a feat that very few can claim.

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callachamp- December 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm
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ccman- May 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm
Svern fighting on his feet? maybe the whole rapture thing had something to it.
brownjhole- May 21, 2011 at 7:51 pm
Hey jack ass you are right... he shouldn't be allowed to fight...
brownjhole- May 21, 2011 at 7:48 pm
ELDERLY ABUSE... I'm calling social services
brownjhole- May 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ the difference is Brock is half Dan's age, jack ass.... Dan couldn't even lift his foot for a front kick... his opponent should have won that much sooner...
rite leg ospitahl- May 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm
I don't know why everybody is complaining shane carwin was beating lesnar's face just as bad and everybody said it was good they didn't stop it. A fifty two year old man shouldn't be fighting in a legitimate promotion anyway. This means u to randy. I say throw randy, severn, and fedor in the cage same time. Only one can continue to have career losers must retire... seriously though he had to be looking at the hot chick in the seat behind severn. A fighter shouldn't have to ref himself. I wonder how long it would have went on.
SethF- May 21, 2011 at 4:43 pm
So does this mean he's NOT going to fight Royce Gracie at UFC Rio?
Squirrel- May 21, 2011 at 4:20 pm
I love how the ring girls get up and the camera man hesitates for a second. Then he's like 'Dan who?' and closeup on that ass....

Dan's still a beast though.
GrandShamrock- May 21, 2011 at 4:09 pm
If you see a 52 year old man get dropped, you should be an inch apart from the action, Dan is not the type of guy who pulls a submission while getting punched on the face.
Clyde- May 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm
Even Lee is there gesturing to say "where the hell is the ref?". He's like Mills Lane from celebrity death match. Cecil Peoples, your title of worst ref has been taken.
SuckMySkyWalker- May 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm
What the fuck is Yves Lavines retarded cousin doing reffing anyways? I hope that guy gets hit by a car this week.
styrkan- May 21, 2011 at 1:26 pm
Pound for pound worst ref ever.
moomessa- May 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm
What was he doing, marking in his head where all of Dan's teeth were before jumping in? I wanted to leap on that guy myself, that was sick
RearNakedSpoon- May 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm
I think that ref was waiting for the mortician to arrive before assuming Dan had enough. Fucking idiot.
ArmFarmer- May 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm
I hope that ref is never allowed to work another fight again. There is no excuse for that.. that's the kind of shit that will get a fighter killed. Thank god his opponent is a decent human being and showed some class/mercy by recognizing that he didn't need to keep going. Seriously I backed up the vid a bit to see how the ref let that happen, and it doesn't even look like there's a ref in the cage until Dan was already knocked out and taking extra shots. Holy shit what a terrible ref. I hope Dan keeps fighting to get his 100th win at least.
1962f85- May 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm
Talk about unnecessary punishment.
He certainly didnt need those follow up punches at all.
....and damn, what a shitty referee.
Joedirt- May 21, 2011 at 11:53 am
That ref should lose his job.
Fried Taco- May 21, 2011 at 11:52 am
BTW, I think Dan just wasn't motivated enough. If the kid was walking on The Beast's lawn, then he would've beat him all the way back to the sidewalk.
Fried Taco- May 21, 2011 at 11:51 am
Ring girls FTW!!! Hot hot hot!
VoodooMonk- May 21, 2011 at 11:47 am
I wanna see Dan Severn vs. Randy Couture
im-baked- May 21, 2011 at 11:29 am
that ref was on crack