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Severn And Worsham To Lock Horns Once Again At "Legends Collide 2"

February 20, 2011

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Fight legend Cal Worsham is coming out of retirement to face fellow pioneer Dan "The Beast" Severn at

"Legends Collide 2" on February 20th. These two faced off at "Legends Collide" back in 2005, where "The

Beast" stopped Worsham with a 3rd round TKO via doctor stoppage.


I spoke with Cal in a recent interview. Check out part I:


Phil Lanides: You haven’t competed since 2007. How are you feeling physically at this point?

Cal Worsham: I feel good because a lot of things got taken care of, and injuries have healed up. I had a few

surgeries during the layoff, so in that respect, it was good. It was much needed. In terms of my comeback,

Dan Severn wouldn’t be my first fight if I had my choice. I would have preferred a warm-up fight, but that’s not

the hand I was dealt. So I’m just taking what’s laid before me and trying to run with it.


PL: You’re known for your heavy hands. Do you f eel that they are your greatest strength at this point in your


CW: Absolutely, no question.


PL: At “Legends Collide 2,” you will have an opportunity to avenge a loss, and it will be against fellow legend

Dan “The Beast” Severn, who you faced at the first “Legends Collide” card. What does this mean to you?

CW: It’s everything. First off, Dan’s somebody that I’ve looked up to in this sport. I don’t even feel I should

even be mentioned in the same breath with him. As far as accomplishments and what he’s done…it’s

humbling just to be mentioned with him. It’s just an honor that it’s happening again. And yeah, if I can turn

that loss into a W, or even if it doesn’t turn out my way, just having a second go-around with a legend like

him, just to compete against him is an honor. I thank Tedd Williams for putting it together, and of course I

thank Dan for taking the fight and giving somebody like me a second crack.


Head over to the GC website to see the full interview, and check back in a few days for part II of this

exclusive interview!


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Gladiator Challenge is a world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion established in 1999 by Tedd

Williams. A former UFC fighter, Williams is a former national AAU Sambo Champion (1997), a former

California State Judo Champion (4th Degree Black Belt under “Judo” Gene Lebell) and a former college All-

American wrestler (Cerritos Jr. College, 1988-89). Gladiator Challenge runs 12-18 MMA events per year,

and has featured MMA superstars Urijah “The California Kid” Faber, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, James

Irvin, Tyson Griffin, Dan “The Beast” Severn, “Sugar” Rashad Evans, Scott “Hands of Stone” Smith, “The

Maine-iac” Tim Sylvia, Joe “Daddy” Stevenson, Mac Danzig, Jerry Bohlander, “Krazy Horse” Charles

Bennett, Chris Leben, Chael Sonnen, Jake Shields, “The Secret Weapon” Pete Spratt, Nate “The Rock”

Quarr y, Jason “The Punisher” Lambert, Bobby “The Bad Seed” Hoffman, and Cal Worsham, among many

others. Gladiator Challenge can be found online at




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