Dan Severn MMA Seminar
MMA legend Dan ‘The Beast’ Severn says Filipino fighters have great potential but needs to work on being multidimensional
MANILA, Philippines – Proving that old school fighters remain relevant in the field of mixed martial arts (MMA), Dan Severn spearheaded a seminar last Saturday, December 6 at the Goat Locker Gym in Marikina City, Metro Manila.
In partnership with Gavin Williams and Gareth Hobbs of MMA Seminars, Team Goat Locker brought the MMA legend to the country for a 3-hour colloquium that was attended by professional competitors and practitioners alike.
Unleashing ‘The Beast’ in MMA
Severn, a 56-year-old MMA pioneer who is known for his stints under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner, began his prizefighting career in December 1994 when he participated in the UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors tournament.
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“I never told my family members about it. My parents found about it because of my uncles who were there to watch my very first UFC. I was turning 37 years old at that time, but my dad chewed me out when he finally got hold of me,” Severn told Rappler about his UFC debut.
The man known as “The Beast” competed three times at the aforementioned event, defeating Anthony Macias and Marcus Bossett with a rear-naked choke before yielding to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Royce Gracie in the finals by means of a triangle choke.