MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

“Where Are They Now?”: Famous Victims Edition

Estevan Payan

What (most of us) know him for: Wait, you don’t recognize this guy? It’s probably because the last time anyone saw his face it was being planted on the canvas compliments of Yahir Reyes incredible spinning backfist. Payan’s loss at Bellator Fighting Championships 6 would go down as the ESPN’s Knockout of the Year for 2009 and, along with Toby Imada‘s Submission of the Year, would open the floodgates for the rise of Bellator into the mainstream.

What he’s been up to: Payan followed up the BFC 6 defeat with a second round TKO loss to WEC veteran Karen Darabedyan at Shark Fights 6. The Arizona Combat Sports fighter has since gone 4-0 with 1 no contest since, compiling a very respectable record of 11-3 overall. Not bad for someone who has been training MMA for only a few years now. Fun Fact, he earned his nickname, “El Terrible” due to his ferocious sparring habit during training sessions that would lead even heavyweights to brawl with him as a result.

Where he is now: After three tours in Iraq and the death of his younger brother, Reyes has been an inspiration to the members of his family that have seen poverty and drug abuse upend them. He is coming off back-to-back knockout victories over Joe Nicholas and Nick Rhoads, respectively.

John Lewis

What (most of us) know him for: Being one of the many early entries in Jens Pulver‘s highlight reel.

What he’s been up to: In John Lewis’ case, I feel as if I should discuss where he was before the knockout that earned him his fame, as it is just as interesting. For instance, did you know that Lewis was apparently the fourth American in the entire world to receive a black belt in BJJ, or that he competed in the first 2 ADCC trials? Gotta love those Wikifacts. And even more better, did you know Lewis was the very first person to train under “Judo” Gene Lebell all the way from white to black belt? Talk about some qualifications; he trained with the man that kicked Steven Seagal’s ass once resolved a resolution with Steven Seagal without casually getting his ass kicked.

Where he is now: Though the Pulver fight would be his last MMA contest, Lewis has actually become a world renowned trainer in the sport, shaping world class fighters in their prime like Chuck Lidell, Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Rico Rodriguez,  B.J. Penn, and Frank Trigg to name a few. Lewis is perhaps best known for introducing most of those fighters to Dana White and the Fertitta brothers, who he gave private Jiu-Jistu lessons to back in the 90′s, and in fact helped spur their interest in purchasing the UFC in the first place. I all actuality, we all owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Lewis, a debt that is unfortunately overshadowed by one of “Lil’ Evil’s” best knockouts. Here’s to you, John.

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J-Dog- November 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm
is the site fucked up for anyone else? There's a huge black blob that covers most of the posts... I think it's part of the Showtime boxing ad. It's been jacked up for me for the past few days. This sucks.
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Crazy Croat- November 4, 2011 at 12:39 am
@Todd M - grrr, the civil war is misinterpretation but i know what you mean ;)
Todd M- November 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm
@ Crazy Croat, after the whooping he got from Mirko I would have thought fighting a Croat would be the last thing on his mind, WAR Croatia, just not the civil kind.
BabcockdaSolution- November 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm
The site just keeps getting worse and worse...it was the liver kick that mad Sapp crumple not a punch to the face stupid.
MMAposeur- November 3, 2011 at 10:55 am
Saw the post title and immediately thought of Sean Salmon. Did he even live through Sugar's head-kick?
Crazy Croat- November 3, 2011 at 6:06 am
I know excactly where Bob Sapp is now – on december 16th he’s in my town Dubrovnik, Croatia fighting the guy i personally know called Maro Perak
Crazy Croat- November 3, 2011 at 6:05 am
I know excactly where Bob Sapp is no - on december 16th he's in my town Dubrovnik, Croatia fighting the guy i personally know called Maro Perak
Motivated Penn- November 3, 2011 at 1:14 am
Bob Sapp is pretty bad, but "lamentable dust man"? Come on son, that's unfair.
Todd M- November 2, 2011 at 9:49 pm
Lol @ the female commentators they get in K1, they always sound like they are being finger banged under the desk.
AlFyiavb- November 2, 2011 at 8:00 pm
Hey, what about Jeremy Bullock???
Travis Fulton vs. Jeremy Bullock, Extreme Challenge 22 (11/21/98)

This guy needs to be the first guy on the list.
Crow42- November 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm
Wow didn't know alberto rio used 2 be in MMA
No wonder he uses that arm bar finishers
Bob sapp is trying 2 get in2 a movie he can as a monster without the CGI
Yazloz18- November 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm
Actually Bob Sapp is lying in a dormant volcano under the seas waiting until Mothra comes back trying to wreck Japan
GistoftheFist- November 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm
As i've said before, i'm pretty sure most of us would fall down and cry if Crocop broke our orbital bone. :I
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