He would have done great about 10 years ago, not so sure now.
So Van Damme will be 49 and a half when this fight takes place. . .
Does anyone think there should be a mid life crisis weight class at this point?
All of these middle-aged martial artists are climbing out of the woodwork for a piece of the MMA pie.
Also to put it into perspective, JCVD retired from competitive martial arts in 1980.
Chuck Norris at 70> JCVD at 50
"Every talent must unfold itself in fighting." --Nietzsche
im surprised none of you are aware that jcvd was very active in kickboxing early in his career and most of his fights ended by 1 round ko. Im sure if mma had been as huge then as it is now he would have stuck with that as opposed to making shitty direct to bargin bin movies.
1976 European Karate Union Van Oostrum, ToonToon Van Oostrum Win, 1 round KO
1977 Netherlands Kick Boxing Devos, MauriceMaurice Devos Win, 1 round TKO
1978 European Karate Union Strauss, Eric BrunoEric Bruno Strauss Win, 1 round KO
1978 European Karate Union Juvillier, MichelMichel Juvillier Win, 1 round KO
1978 European Karate Union Lang, OrlandoOrlando Lang Win, 1 round TKO
1978 World All Style Leibman, EmileEmile Leibman Win, 1 round KO
1978 World All Style Nollet, CyrilleCyrille Nollet Win, 1 round TKO
1979 World All Style Robaeys, AndreAndre Robaeys Win, 1 round KO
1979 World All Style Piniarski, JacquesJacques Piniarski Win, 1 round KO
1979 World All Style Risberg, RolfRolf Risberg Win, 1 round KO
1979 November World Full Contact Bergman, ShermanSherman Bergman Win, 1 round KO
1979 November World Full Contact Diaz, Gilberto (Gil)Gilberto (Gil) Diaz Win, 1 round TKO
1979 November World Full Contact Teugels, PatrickPatrick Teugels Loss, 2 round decision
1980 March European Professional Benamou, Mustapha-AhmadMustapha-Ahmad Benamou Win, 1 round KO
1980 March European Professional Muhammad, Bekim-MoussaBekim-Moussa Muhammad Win, 1 round TKO
1980 March European Professional Heming, Micheal J.Micheal J. Heming Win, 2 round TKO 
1980 March Professional Karate Assoc. Verlugels, GeorgesGeorges Verlugels Win, 2 round KO 
1980 European Professional Kovac, AndresAndres Kovac Win, 2 round KO
1980 Forest Nationals (Brussels) Teugels, PatrickPatrick Teugels Win, 1 round TKO
if anyone from the "movie" world could come in a get a win or at least have a good fight i would think its him. as long as he can train as hard as he needs to, stays off the coke, and no one throws quicklime in his eyes.
I grew up on that goofy shitI used to pretend the post on the porch was the tree in Kickboxer.That being said,no Mr. Time Cop,No!
And yeah, JCVD is old but Ron Van Clief was 51 when he participated in UFC 1. Maybe it is a mid-life crisis and maybe it's not. But with his pedigree of martial arts experience, who cares?
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