Lee Murray is a baaaaad man. Once upon a time, he wasn’t the butt of jokes. Back in the day he managed to fit epic heists and MMA matches in between his street fights. I’m sure he can write a book about all of them, but until then his famous Sherdog thread will have to do. Lee, Remco Pardoel and Dexter Casey recount some of the best ones:
we where in London after an fight and went clubbing. at the end we came on Leicester Sqaure and we parked our cars. Lee was walking towards us and some idiot oppened the door and bumped to Lee’s knee. Lee said what’s wrong?? The guy said some words and said to Lee to fuck off. Lee said get out of the car. so he got out. I need to write down that Lee was injured on his right hand and could fight only with his left one!!!! the first two received an left hook and went down and than it went wrong……… we where with Dexter, Gnoom and I. it was us 4 against …. plenty (more than 20) Men this was the craziest fight i ever seen!!!
heres one.it was when i first started in mma i was fighting in ring of truth one of lee hasdall shows it was the night before my fight i went in to a local pub in south london to collect some money off someone for some tickets and the boxing was on the big screen prince nassem was fighting a guy called bungu so i stayed to watch it so i sit down,this guy stands right in front of me i ask him to move over nicely so i can see the screen he says “no you are sitting in my seat you can stand up and wacth it like me”so i said no one was sitting in it when i came in, he replies”i am not moving and thats that”so i get up,as i get up he puts is face right in my face so i spanked him with a right hook he was out cold then is mate came running at me so i hit with a straight right left upper cut he went out cold as well there was two bodys on the floor not moving and i broke my left hand pretty bad then the man behind the bar comes charging at me as well so i grabbed him in a thai clinch and kneed him 2 or 3 times in the face he was out cold as well but face was pissing with blood so i left the pub jump in my car and went home,when i got home i looked at my knee and i had a piece of skin on it from the mans head and i could not close my hand when dexter came to my house in the morning he looked at my hand and said i could not fight we need to go hospital i said fuck that shit i have not train for nothing i am fighting so we went to the arena and i fought a guy called mike tomlinson i tape my hand up and just used my right i caught him with a few good rights he was rocked so he took me down then i caught him in a keylock on the ground and won the fight after that i went to the hospital and got my hand plastered up it was broke in 2 places.
What Lee has forgotten is that a week later we was asked to go on the biggest breakfast TV program in the UK , “The Big Breakfast” to talk about the growing sport of Vale Tudo. Me as the current champion and Lee as the hottest up and commer in the country. So we are sittting on this couch in our suits trying to look responsible and good representatives of the sport and after a few boring questions the interviewer, a guy named Jonny Vaughn says, “So what happened to your hand Lee?” His hand was still massively swolen! We told him it was a training accident but after the show we told him the truth.
My best streetfight memory is not really a fight it’s more of a beatdown. Lee and I were in a club 3 years ago and I was very drunk and I was going for a piss. I walk to the door and Lee is talking friendly like with these three big Gypsy boys (Like out of snatch) I walk past them and brush into one of them. As I have turned the corner he says to his bro’s fucking black bastard! Lee says to them, (btw Lee’s dad is Moroccan, so these guys were about to get beat down anyway) Do you know who that is? They say no, Lee says that is the Bitish Vale Tudo Champ he will fuck you up. To this they say we don’t care we can fucking have it ( This is gypsy for we know how to have a ruck) Lee says “oh Yeah?” (Note Lee usually says this before a fight). So I come out of the toilet and find three guys unconcious on the floor and Lee standing there with an unhappy look on his face. I asked him what happened and he said “They were saying things about you.” I said “oh, why didn’t you wait for me?” He said “This one reaced into his pocket so I banged him out in case he had a knife so then I had to bang the other two as well.” I said ” Fair Enough, lets go back inside” So we did. We had a good night as well!
a huge doorman about 275lbs and 6’4″ told Lee he had to wait in the line at a club we had been V.I.P at for over a year. Lee thought he was joking as this was the same doorman for the past couple of years. I walked past the doorman and asked the owner at the top of the stair wht the problem was he said no problem and said Lee come up. Lee went to walk past him when he grabs Lee and pulls his jacket and says I told you to wait in the line. Lee says “He just told me to come up” The guy tugs on Lee’s jacket again and Lee stumbles down 1 or 2 steps and the two of them face off Lee is a step or two above the guy and they are practically the same level where the other guy is so big. The guy raised his hand again (Well never know what for?) Lee punched him 10 times and the guy ran backwards and balled up covering up in a crouched position like Vitor belfort and Vanderlai silva. Lee stopped and walked into the club. No more was said.
i use chokes a lot the average guy dont no how to defend a choke.i was in the toilet in a club and i got fighting with a bouncer i got his back and choke him out then i layed him in a big puddle of piss on the floor.
I remember that one. That was the first time I saw what happened when Lee and Bouncers are in the same room. I remember Danielle came to get me off the dancefloor and by the time I got outside Lee had already sparked 3 and wanted me to back him up to go back in and get more of them. I managed to bundle him into a car and get him out of their. Nutcase! I have since learn’t not to come between Lee and Bouncers when they have taken liberties with him. They actually started on one of his friends and Lee told the guy to leave him alone, they didn’t and I think they may have disrespected Lee in the process and tried to muscle them both out of the toilet. I think Lee DDt’ed one of them as well.
I can remember another one. I wasn’t actually there for this one but I was told about it by someone else before Lee told me which shows how much people talk Lee’s business in South London. Lee was sitting on a bench outside a club which is actually two clubs one is a regular club and the other is an older peoples club like over 25’s only. This guy s walking past Lee with his giurlfriend and Lee is sitting there staring into space. As the guy walks past lee he pulls his fist back and swings at Lee, Lee flinches and the guy starts laughing at Lee, lee says do it again and as the guy pulss his fist back Lee drops him with 2 punches. Lee walks back into the club has a few more drinks and when he comes back out 20 minutes later the guy is still trying to get back to his feet. walking like a new born deer. He got KTFO. There was this one guy that tried to put up a fight, the only reason he didn’t get KTFO is because his cranium is so big it absorbs the shock really well. Other than that I can’t remember many who took the first punch.Oh yeah he did fight with some huge brother who took the punches and Lee had to Low kick and Knee the guy. I can’t remember the full story I’ll let Lee tell it if he can remember.
Oh and there was this one time that Lee and I had a scuffle in an after hours lock in at christmas. We were messing around play fighting but we both have good tolerance for pain and hard heads plus Lee had a pin through his finger where he had broken it in a fight so he couldn’t punch hard (thank god). We were standing at the bar and Lee was giving it the Biggun and I said don’t make me have to put you in your place. He said, you cant put me in my place anymore old man. I says “Yeah!!” so we start scuffling and we go down the stairs and are scuffling in the corridor and people start coming downstairs trying to break it up but they weren’t strong enough to seperate us. I got a takedown on Lee and was smacking him and then he swept me and cracked my head against the wall and then I tried an Armbar and he stacked me in the process the pin in his finger dragged up the side of my face cutting me. Head cuts bleed alot so now we both have blood on us and we are laughing and still scuffling not really throwing any hard shots just slaps and bodyshots when Lee’s father in Law starts begging us to stop, so we stop go back upstairs and carry on drinking. The next day we here a rumour that apparently we went over to the Woolwich Common(Park) and had a proper straightner and were now enemies! lol!! People love to make up shit in Woolwich.There was another fight in the same place a few weeks later and Lee told the guys to break it up and they didn’t, the winner was mounted on the guy and was pounding the loser big time. Lee steps in and chokes the winner unconcious. The guy wakes up and tries to go afer the guy again so Lee chokes him out again. After the second choke the guy was a bit calmer.
Lee is part owner of a security firm in London. He gets a call form one of the doormen that there are some Gypsy’s in the club and they are smashing the place up. (Gypsy’s like in Snatch) Lee high tails it over there and goes in through the Fire exit to find the owner with his head in his hands. He says the gypos smashed the vclub out and wouldn’t leave and the Doorman are struggling with the last of them downstairs. Lee goes downstairs just in time to here one of the doorman warn the gypsys that Lee is coming down and he aint going to be too happy about this. The Gypo responds Lee Murray!!!! I don’t give a fook about nah Lee Murray!!! Just as Lee comes around the corner the Gypo sees him and Swings at lee who obviously Slips the punch and Punches him through the door out onto the street. He gets up and tries a takedown on Lee who counters with some Vanderlai vs Rampage Knees until the guy is KTFO. His mates have circled Lee and are hitting him around the head. Lee turns on them and Ko’s them one at a time finishing the last one with soccer kicks. Oh When the First one goes down Lee says to him “Theres your fucking Lee Murray for ya!” The Police came and picked up the gypos and asked Lee if he wanted to make any accusations against them? Lee’s answer? “Tell them fucking pikey’s when I see them again they are going to get another beating!” Apparently the Bouncers at this place beat down one of the brazzilian fighters (Ronaldo Campos) They cut his face when they were giving him a kicking. They walked past Lee and he called them a bunch of ****s. They took exception to this and one of the bouncers offered Lee out, Lee Ko’ed him and once he starts he can’t stop so he and Paul went after the whole security team Koing two.