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Exclusive: Scott “Einstein” Epstein Talks Eddie Bravo, Gracie Greed, 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu and Jersey Shore

("I’m a Jiu Jitsu guy; I don’t want to get hit. I like ice cream. I like girls with big asses. I like dogs. Getting hit is not on that list of things that I like."
- Einstein-)

If you don’t know who Scott Epstein is, chances are you’re a shitty fan of the sport, just like him.

4-0 as a professional MMA fighter, Einstein appeared on season one, episode nine of the TapouT series. He’s been referred to as one of Eddie Bravo’s right hand men, having trained with the creator of the 10th Planet system before the system had a name.

Most recently, he was hand picked by Chuck Liddell to not only help him prepare for his UFC 115 comeback bout with Rich Franklin, but was also chosen by "The Iceman" to be one of his grappling coaches on Season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter.

We caught up with Scott last month while he was in Canada conducting a series of training seminars to talk about a number of topics like what makes 10th Planet such a popular system besides the techniques, his stalled fighting career, what drove him away from training with the Gracies and what he thinks about Jersey Shore douchebags.


  1. Almost North Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 09:00

    If you watch the TapouT show, chances are you are a shitty human being. Oh and he should have taught Chuck how to not like being punched in the face. Way to drop the ball dude.
  2. hooligun Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 09:02

    Please - give us a text summary of videos. especially if its a fuckin interview! I don't want to sit here watching a dude talk. Plus I am at work ;)
  3. Viva Hate Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 09:25

    Never heard of this Tapout stuff. Is it any good? Do they sell it at Woolworth?
  4. Ballkick Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 10:14

    I'm sorry but Epstein strikes me as a douchebag. Sorry I just calls 'em as I see's 'em. He sounds like one and acts like one. If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck,'s probably a duck.
  5. Mike Russell Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 10:23

    Actually, he's one of the nicest guys in the sport and I've dealt with a lot of them.
  6. Ballkick Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 10:32

    Mike I will rescind my evaluation purely based on your appraisal, vouch for him I will believe you. Having never met either one of you, I'm not sure just what exactly I am going on.......but,....ok he's cool.
  7. rearnakedchickenchoke Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 10:37

    Agreed on the text summary.
  8. CAP10 Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 10:38

    Seconding the need for interview transcripts. For articles like these I pretty much just skip to the comments to see if anyone makes a good joke, then I move along.
  9. El Famous Burrito Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 10:54

    So....what does he think of Jersey Shore douchebags? What do you think of Jersey Shore douchebags? I want to start a new line of clothing for guys that refuse to tap out. It's called Ow, My Fuckin' Leg! --- a phrase of fight-related injury recognized around the globe.
  10. D1ck4 Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 11:00

    Roger Huerta street fight is up on TMZ: tmz(dot)com/2010/08/04/ex-ufc-star-in-bloody-street-fight-roger-huerta-austin-texas-video/
  11. danomite Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 11:19

    best Roger Huerta fight i've ever seen. I think he curb stomped that fucking piece of shit. I hope he gave that cocksucker permanent brain damage. too bad one of those cars didn't run over his skull while he was laying on the ground.
  12. Kaibo Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 11:34

    Holy fucking SHIT roger hurt that guy bad. Hopefully he doesn't get into ANY trouble for this because that cocksucker hit a girl in the face.
  13. Miles Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 11:37

    Nice work, Roger! Knocking out a girl deserves a swift beatdown from a UFC fighter, and on this occasion it actually happened.
  14. nicey Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 12:18

    Seriously, a breakdown/highlights of the interview is usually standard fare for this type of thing.
  15. dranokills Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 01:26

    This guy isn't a real fighter, he has every excuse in the book why he isn't. what a cunt he is. Waaaa Gracie is to well known and demands money to train my no name worthless ass...waaaaaa. I payed money to be in the building, but I don't understand the concept that a rock star legend family who started this style DARES to charge me money waaaaaa. I went somewhere else so I could be in little nothing tournaments cause I get a rush outta beating cans who can't hit back. hahahah I'm actually a real douchebag I train just so I can beat people up cause I was KIMBO slice wanna bee pussy from the jersey shore, pay attention to me I'm the attention whore look at me!!!! oh now that I have all this training...Im 1 billion and OOOOO my friend, yeah thats right I'm bad...oh BTW I can't fight I got a broke knee, and then I got surgery and Im recovering, and BAM, I got rectal bleeding....I mean, I got arthritis....fuck man I got every excuse in the book bro I'm like the dopeman of excuses, whatchoo want I gotz it yo! "My weigh division is shit"...look at me sell my sport wooohooo I'm a cunt. wait why is nobody my friend? awww fuck all you haters man...I just don't get the world man, why people gotta be so ...mean.
  16. Mike Russell Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 02:02

    You seem upset, dranokills. It's just an interview.Do you train with the Gracies or are you upset you're stuck in a dead-end job?Either way,  you might want to discuss your anger issues with a professional. 
  17. NorthSouthDudesOnly Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 02:03

    His complaints over the seminar are comically ignorant. But his gripes over paying for testing is very legit. It's too bad he's such a wiener. Laughed at the "I wasn't good at gi so I stopped."
  18. pinkyslayer Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 02:23

    Good interview, CP. I enjoyed it. All the guys who want to read an interview need to buy a fucking magazine.
  19. Dick_Gozenya Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 02:44

  20. Mike Russell Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 03:46

     BTW, did anyone pick out Chuck Liddell in the background of the opening sequence? The fact everyone at the seminar was working the overhand right was a bit of a giveaway.
  21. Ballkick Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 06:15

    I would just like to add to this thread: IMO belt testing is a scam, anyone who pays for their belt, might just as well throw it away it means almost nothing. You earn belts from your dedication and skill, you don't buy them. I trained under an Ajarn for 13 years and could beat the living crap outta most (but not all) people who paid for theirs. After seeing that, I stopped testing. It's just revenue for the gym owner and/or instructor. ...................At least it was where I trained. My instructor was all about the money.....and still is.
  22. JohnS Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 06:29

    I'm with MR Scott is cool my instructor got him out to Jersey for a seminar and he was cool. I only spent the 4 hours or so but my instructor spent more time training and hanging and said he has awesome jits and is really cool.I took a few pointers from the seminar that increased my sub percentages in specific positions.
  23. dranokills Says:

    Wed, 08/04/10 - 09:43

    Mike Russell Says: Thu, 08/05/2010 - 00:02 You seem upset, dranokills. It's just an interview. Do you train with the Gracies or are you upset you're stuck in a dead-end job? Either way, you might want to discuss your anger issues with a professional. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Actually dude I was making fun of the guy, I wasn't angry at all. he was a douche, and I was being "douche-like", LIKE him. I was mocking him, you know kinda like I did your geeky hair, and glasses. You ask a lot of questions for someone who should be busy actually WRITING something worth reading on CP. But look let me retort to your wrong assumptions and overt snarkiness: for someone who claims to be a professional you sure act like a dork. is that because you look like Jack Osbourne? Why all the concern over my anger or actual humor (that you a blonde), is my happiness REALLY important to the very core of Cage potato? If so, thanks, glad to be a part of the show. No I do not train at the gracies gym, I think had you paid attention a month or so back you would actually EXACTLY where I had trained, but back them you were still pretending to work for cage potato instead of being a horses ass to it's users (ohhh shnapp) Do you really want to compare jobs , or call MINE a dead end one? really? You work for a website, outside of this realm you are the exact same geeky nerd looking dude that I said you were, and no one knows you right? While I actually own and run my own company...while I wont tell you what it is, lets say I serve my community for many miles around, and I have employees. whereas you write for a blog, lets not discuss who's job is a dead end job ok Jack wannabee? Your concern for my so called " anger issues" are amusing, but mislead, tell me true are you really concerned over me, or just everyone, and should we all need help will you foot the bill for it, cause after all professionals cost money. how much is this current gig paying, can you afford to "help"? Well there I covered all your questions...mostly with a question of my own for each one but still, I took the time to give you attention, it seems you need attention. So one last question, did I piss you off with my OTHER post to you about how you should do your job, and not quote rules to us, and how BF never did that kinda childish shit? Did it hurt your little feelings? Did it make you want post and be an ass to a faceless person on website you WORK for? Look man your doing a good job writing but you have to get some self esteem, and lay off the users...namely me. OR, push that little button, and ban me, cause you know "might makes right". Of course everyone will see you for the shallow, geek you have now painted yourself as, so whats it gonna be? piss off, or kill me cause I schooled your ass? In case you haven't gotten it I don't like you very much....just do your job dipshit, and leave me the fuck alone. life is good.
  24. frankspank Says:

    Thu, 08/05/10 - 01:56

    Dranokills please answer the multiple choice below to best describe your post: 1. You sir, are an idiot. 2. Silence is the safeguard and ornament of the ignorant 3. Fools speak when they have to say something, the wise speak when they have something to say 4. The Safeword is armageddon 5. All of the above
  25. dranokills Says:

    Thu, 08/05/10 - 06:39

    hey frankspank eat a bag of dicks, I talk, and say what I want, and I don't care if you like it or not. go take a flying fuck in the street.
  26. JoseMonkey Says:

    Thu, 08/05/10 - 10:48

    I just want to point out that "Jersey Shore douchbags" isn't the same a "guys from Jersey." Almost every one of the douches on that show was from outside of NJ.
  27. tysonmcneely Says:

    Thu, 08/05/10 - 11:38

    Cagepotato, Maybe your interviewer shouldn't try to finish the intervee's responses.... Or you could have the interviewer just interview himself, it kind of seemed that way at the end of this anyway.
  28. smokie1 Says:

    Fri, 08/06/10 - 08:47

    "I talk, and say what I want, and I don't care if you like it or not." so your not a douche but epstein is for doing the same? pot/ kettle? your attempt at humor was any thing but. it was Corney. you say Epstein is not a real fighter (whos 4-0) please tell us a) your record b)who made you the judge ?c)what tournaments and at what level you won? check your self dude.. Epstein was pretty clear on why hes not fighting and didnt make any excuses if he fought and lost then hes making excuses. the guys funny and has a dry sense of humor. i get it you dont.
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