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MMA Scraps dug up the above video of Randy Couture‘s first-ever UFC fight, which took place at UFC 13 (5/30/97; Augusta, Georgia) against Tony “The Viking” Halme, a former pro-wrestler who made a completely unsuccessful run at being a mixed martial artist. This was Halme’s fourth and final pro MMA fight after three losing appearances in Rings. After Couture made short work of Halme, he went on to score a TKO over Steven Graham the same night, winning the event’s heavyweight bracket.

Below: I don’t want to call BJ Penn a bitch, because clearly he isn’t — I mean, his record speaks for itself. I’m just saying that the sounds he makes while putting up 150 pounds in the gym are somewhat bitch-like. He’s like the Maria Sharapova of free-weights. But I do like the GSP-directed dig his wrestling coach gets in at the end: “You don’t have Hollywood agents reprensentin’ ya, man. We’re just normal guys that like to beat somebody up.” Bonus: Our pal Dewey at Yardbarker filmed a ten-part MMA tutorial video series with cage-legend Frank Shamrock. Part 8 (“Leg Locks 101″) is after the jump; the rest can be seen here.

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Derrick Sherman from Clyde, OH- November 6, 2008 at 3:56 am
Jesus loves you all.......even though you're all queers.
UFC fan- November 5, 2008 at 12:44 pm
You say " hey listen to BJ Penn make noises while he lifts weights, its funny", but you go watch it, and while hes lifting weight some fucking music plays, its so goddamn annoying you cant hear anything but the fucking music instead of that is useless, next time get a goddamn video without the stupid ass obnoxious music in it.
KTFO- November 5, 2008 at 9:42 am
Note: That is not Couture, it's his evil twin.
mr t- November 5, 2008 at 8:22 am
well, everyone has the odd grunt maybe on the last rep of a really hard set but damn man, he was gruntin on nearly every rep. someone needs to put him straight there's no need to grunt your way through entire sets! just makes the folk trainin with you feel awkward...
gvd- November 5, 2008 at 6:59 am
@ Derly: Dream match A. Silva vs. Fedor. Who will win...?
gvd- November 5, 2008 at 6:57 am
Man i did not want to see BJ's sex face. I agree on 2 things: BJ is a natural and wrecks people + GSP is a trained monster who wrecks people. I really don't know who to call on this fight.. I'm hoping GSP wins.
Derly- November 4, 2008 at 11:47 pm
Well because he's in the top 5, he can't beat himself. But if you go five people below him, he has wins over Gomi(5) and Sherk(6). So yes he doesn't have a win over someone in the top five, and multiple wins over people 5 ranks below him.

It's just when he leaves the lightweight division that he gets sloppy. He also seems to get fat and slow. Just like GSP he's a master at his division. Unlike A. Silva who can probably enter HW at only 206 and still beat some guys.
VancouverIslandBuddha- November 4, 2008 at 11:40 pm
I do know that BJ has gone through some serious training before (check out CrossFits "fight gone bad" developed for Penn)....
but seriously..they are both much different fighters then the first fight with Penn breaking GSP's nose and scratching his face up, GSP did take Penn down at will and squeezed out the decsion....
that being said, find videos of the way GSP trains and conditions himself on a regular basis let alone being in camp for the 8 weeks before a fight, he travels all the time to different trainers/teams in the States, Brazil and here in Canada
the guy is a machine that will set a pace that BJ will not be able to maintain....this will be a much different fight then the first one
GSP by G'n'P
Anonymous- November 4, 2008 at 11:13 pm
exactly... These people obviously dont go to regularly, because the champ lives pretty much infront of a camera.. he does alot alot of hard rigorous training and this particular video does highight the ends of his long sets.. give me a break..

GSP who?? he will be GSP the former champ in a matter of months
LukeTheDuke- November 4, 2008 at 10:02 pm
Hes not ripped cause it doesnt look like he does hypertrophy training that much. Post a BJ Penn circuit workout and you will all eat your words. November 4, 2008 at 9:57 pm
On BJ's bench pressing, did it occur to anyone that he could have been at the end of a really long set?
dude- November 4, 2008 at 9:54 pm
I don't like BJ Penn, but he's the best out there at 155. At least now I know why he isn't ripped. Props to Cage Potato's comments on BJ's girly sounds.
yourbigdaddy- November 4, 2008 at 9:43 pm
exactly! boss... just a regular guy in a regular world..
Sebas- November 4, 2008 at 9:27 pm
@ yourbigdaddy

God damm you remind me of this guy i came across the other dAY.
boss- November 4, 2008 at 9:22 pm
whats the song in the bg for the penn video?
Anonymous- November 4, 2008 at 9:13 pm
shit's weak...wizzeak!! this just shows technique > strength, but from the lightweight champ i would've expected a bit more strength and a lot less grunts. shit, even i lift more than he does. he would be 'that guy' at your local gym if he wasn't famous..just sayin.
NICK DIAZ FOR PREZ...HOMEY!!- November 4, 2008 at 9:11 pm
yourbigdaddy- November 4, 2008 at 9:10 pm
Are you serious right now? Hating on the Champ, arguably the best fighter walking on the planet right now... Bj Penn will Destroy GSP.. He will Destroy GSP.. WAR BJ

did noone see the first match??? who ended up in the hospital afterwords and who got to sleep in their bed that night?? nuff said..
MMAfan1- November 4, 2008 at 9:04 pm
Isn't it funny how he doesn't bench much, but can probably whoop all our asses! Goes to show strength isn't everthing!
TUF Guy- November 4, 2008 at 8:42 pm
* sigh *

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For the 100th time .... but here, just to shut the 'anonymous guy' up who will not show up but then again, he has nothing to lose because he can hide behind his 'anonymous' name and will never have to answer why he never showed up
Truthy- November 4, 2008 at 8:39 pm
Man what a weak ass. Its amazing how someone can be an absolute monster at fighting but a complete p*ssy at the gym. He sounded like he was being raped--maybe he'll make those noises when GSP hustles the shit out of him in January.
Truthy- November 4, 2008 at 8:38 pm
Man what a weak ass. Its amazing how someone can be an absolute monster at fighting but a complete pussy at the gym. He sounded like he was being raped--maybe he'll make those noises when GSP hustles the shit out of him in January.
bpd- November 4, 2008 at 8:27 pm
"In here it stinks funny"
Tony Halme, as Ludvig Borga, on American pollution
sherman- November 4, 2008 at 8:26 pm
BJ is going to get crushed by GSP. Georges is gunna out wrestle the fck out of BJ and basically kill his spirit.

BJ's record? He hasnt beaten a top 5 lightweight, so yea...
Anonymous- November 4, 2008 at 8:15 pm penn is fuckin weak..thats som liiiight weights baby!