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Jean Claude Van Damme Makes (And For Some Reason Releases) Creepy/Awesome Love Video Dedicated to Georges St. Pierre


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Years ago, my dad saw a young Georges St. Pierre fight before I did. When I finally got a chance to see GSP in action, I agreed with my dad that he was like some Jean Claude Van Damme movie character come to life, what with his crazy kicks and foreign accent.

How awesome and funny would it be if Van Damme and his real fighter counterpart ever met, we laughed. Turns out, it’s just creepy.

Van Damme spent some time in Montreal with St. Pierre before UFC 154 working out, which is captured in this new video that he produced. We give Van Damme credit for being an actual athlete and for staying in amazing shape — and for, more than likely, being able to kick our asses — but he is creeping into Steven Seagal territory with this video.

While no one can approach the arrogance and outright fabrications of Seagal, Van Damme’s video does include a highlight reel mixing him acting in movies and St. Pierre fighting in real life. Ok, for writers of a certain age (mine) who grew up loving Van Damme movies, short-short splits on counter tops and all, the highlight reel is kind of dope.

Then you realize, “wait, is he actually drawing parallels between his movie roles and St. Pierre?” All that we can forgive the fifty-something actor. It is understandable that a Hollywood actor would try to get attention by jumping on to the MMA bandwagon. Van Damme also seems to be a legit fan of the sport and its athletes. It’s just that he may be too much of a fan of its athletes. Remember his creepy attempted make-out session with Fedor a few years ago?

Well his “training” with St. Pierre, eerily caught on slow motion tape, includes not one but several instances of JCVD pressing down on St. Pierre’s groin area. And, wait for it…yup, there’s even a genuine, full-on groin area grab.

Listen, we’re no Seth Davis and we’re fine with our sons watching MMA no matter how many sweaty men grappling with one another it involves. But editing a video to emphasize groin stretches is awkward, no matter how you cut it.

The coup de grace comes at the very end where, either JCVD has placed a camera on its side on the ground or knocked out his cameraman and we see him give an emotional message to St. Pierre, punctuated by a high kick. Whether, like us, you’ve lost your sense of sentimentality and cannot appreciate what might very well be a real and lasting friendship between St. Pierre and Van Damme, or you buy it, watch the video. It won’t disappoint in either case.

- Elias Cepeda

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Crow42- November 29, 2012 at 7:14 am
Anybody watched that old prison show OZ?
They have a Italian character on there , that looks like Rocky balboa and is very built. I forgot his name but in 92 or 93 , we all was in a club. In comes Jcvd with like 15 women ( he was a big star then ) next thing I know I see Jcvd exchanging words with the dude from Oz. Jcvd makes a weird stance and the Italian yells out this Anit no movie. POW van Damm goes down with 1 hit, whenever I hear bout van Damm , I think of this night lol
kingomar69- November 30, 2012 at 1:04 am
Chuck Zito?
2Dogs- November 29, 2012 at 6:38 am
So the guys are friends...whats with all the hatin?
bitteralex- November 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm
after watching the video it just reminded me how fucking badass Bloodsport was
Joedirt- November 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm
Just like Seagal... what a douche.
The12ozCurls- November 28, 2012 at 9:10 am
@alf
I was not going to sit by nonchalantly and pretend that it did NOT bother me ;) Seriously though, I saw this post last night and could only mutter "What the f@#k?" because it really is creepy - unlike me of course.
Seraldo Babalu- November 28, 2012 at 8:47 am
joe rogan showed him the spinning back kick and JCVD invented the front kick. i knew it!
Fried Taco- November 28, 2012 at 7:23 am
I think the camera is actually level at the end, just that JCVD built his house on a steep hill. That's the trick to his amazing kicks!
angry little feet- November 28, 2012 at 7:21 am
LMAO my first thought was "Oh 12oz is not going to like this.... not one little bit." And sure enough...
raton- November 28, 2012 at 6:50 am
Fucking awesome!
twistedvision- November 28, 2012 at 5:45 am
Yeah that was cool.....for a gay man
RearNakedSpoon- November 28, 2012 at 4:36 am
JCVD vs Seagal is a superfight all in it's own right, make it happen Dana! do it! DO IT! DOOOOOOO EEEETTTTTTTT!
Seagal looks like he will have a heart attack at any moment while JCVD has already had one. It could be a fight to the death although I think it might end in a draw :S
Buster Hyman- November 28, 2012 at 12:56 am
nothing wrong with a classic frenchman five toe salute
HelterSkeltered- November 28, 2012 at 12:02 am
Seagal vs Van Damme as co-main event at the GSP, Silva super fight
Carlos Conned It- November 27, 2012 at 9:49 pm
I have the strangest boner right now...
The12ozCurls- November 27, 2012 at 9:25 pm
Back off asshole! LOL
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