Bas Rutten

Episode 82

24 AUG 2020

A UFC Heavyweight Champion and three-time King of Pancrase world champion, he finished his career on a 22-fight unbeaten streak (21 wins, 1 draw). He has been inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame and has appeared in movies and on TV shows. He is a retired mixed martial artist, karate and taekwondo black belt, and Muay Thai kickboxer.

Guest quotes:

“I was the ‘leper’ in school, something I, of course, hated at the time, but now I kind of embrace it because isn’t in the Bible the word, right, leper?”

“A woman, something happened, boom, I’m in, ya’ know. I always felt the need to take care of the problem because now it was my gift, I thought.”

“I think (God) waited. He waited for the right moment… He also gave me a whole bunch of injuries, to make me retire, which was something I hated at the time but now I’m embracing it.”

“Everybody in hell is proud.”

“I’m very happy now that everything was done the way it was done and I truly believe that when I was ten years old there was a little seed planted in my head by the Lord.”

“And then a whole St. Thérèse thing starts happening… Everything started flowing together. It was just really weird, and, but really cool.”

“Slowly but surely I started doing everything in Latin.  I think it’s a little bit deeper for me.  I also like Latin Mass a lot.”

“I always wanted to say… ‘Hey, for all the people who do this, this, and this, read Revelation 3:16.’  This is where Jesus talks about the lukewarm, that he will [spit you] out of [my] mouth… They’re in the middle, who do just the minimum amount to get passed by.  He’s not really happy with those people.”

“I need at least an hour-and-a-half in the morning for my prayers and my meditation and for everything that I do, the daily readings, and I go into the reflection, I go really deep, the divine intimacy, I do a lot.”

“Doing a small good thing is still doing good.  Doing a small evil thing is still doing evil.  It doesn’t matter what measure it is.  Evil is evil, good is good.  So, try to always do something good, and not evil.”

Related link:

Bas Rutten’s website