Bas Rutten Answers Some Silly Questions
Bas Rutten, shares a little insight into his life before he became a MMA announcer, fighter, spokesperson and entertainer. If you never watched him while he announced for PRIDE, check him out on his current show HDNET Fights.
First car: fiat 850 and they called them a backpack in
Holland. The engine was in the back;
you could speak to each other if you were past 60 mph.
First job: deliver newspapers, then went to cleaning dishes in a
kitchen and a farm which was good because you get paid by the amount of work
How much did you get paid: I got paid great with the farming
because I was such a hard worker.
You got by the amount of bushels you had of vegetables like
asparagus. So I got paid something
like $20 an hour and that was 25 years ago!
What did you want to be
when you were 10 years old: I
wanted to be a cook. Then when I
saw Bruce Lee I wanted to a fighter.
And I am actually a certified cook in French Cuisine.
What was your dream as a child: I wanted to be Spiderman. I was climbing trees a lot. I had a real bad skin disease
and asthma as a kid. So, I spent a
lot of time in the woods and had the ability to go from treetop to treetop.
Are you a dog or cat person?:
Dog, I have one right now.
But actually I have also had cats, but I have a dog right now. My wife doesn't like cats and it is a
real nice dog. A little Bijon poodle.
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