Justin McCully

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Justin McCully
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Born (1976-02-18) February 18, 1976 (age 42)
Washington DC, United States
Other names Justin Sane (In professional wrestling)
The Nsane1 (in mixed martial arts)
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 238 lb (108 kg; 17.0 st)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 74.0 in (188 cm)
Fighting out of Maui, Hawaii, United States
Team Team Punishment
Years active 1997-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 11
By knockout 1
By submission 6
By decision 4
Losses 5
By submission 4
By decision 1
Draws 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Justin McCully (born February 18, 1976) is a retired American professional mixed martial artist and professional wrestler who most recently competed in the Heavyweight division of the RFA. A professional competitor since 1997, McCully has also formerly competed for the UFC, RINGS, Pancrase, It's Showtime and Jungle Fight.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

McCully trains with Team Punishment, including Tito Ortiz, Kendall Grove, and professional wrestler Samoa Joe. McCully also trained with BJ Penn in Hilo for Penn's bout with Georges St-Pierre at UFC 94. He has three previous fights inside the UFC, a unanimous decision victory over Antoni Hardonk at UFC Fight Night 9, a submission loss to Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 86, and a unanimous decision win over Eddie Sanchez at UFC: Fight For The Troops. McCully was also scheduled to fight Christian Wellisch at UFC 76, but McCully was ultimately replaced by Scott Junk. He has also fought a former UFC champion, losing to Evan Tanner by technical submission at a 1998 Pancrase event.[1]

McCully competed against Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 86.[2] He lost by submission to Gonzaga applying an Americana keylock from the mounted position in the first round.

He then fought Eddie Sanchez at UFC: Fight for the Troops and won the fight by unanimous decision. Most recently, McCully lost to Mike Russow at UFC 102 via unanimous decision.

After his defeat at the hands of Mike Russow at UFC 102, McCully was released by the organization, along with other UFC veterans, Hermes Franca, Chris Wilson, and Marcus Aurélio.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Justin has two children, and is also good friends with professional wrestler Rob Van Dam.[4] In 2014 he had a falling out with Tito Ortiz over what McCully claimed was Ortiz owing him money and refusing to pay him back. This fallout culminated with McCully openly supporting and training with Stephan Bonnar who was Ortiz' opponent at Bellator 131.[5]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11–5–2 Justin Grizzard TKO (punches) RFA 1: Elliot vs. Pulver December 16, 2011 1 2:45 Kearney, Nebraska, United States
Loss 10–5–2 Mike Russow Decision (unanimous) UFC 102 August 29, 2009 3 5:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 10–4–2 Eddie Sanchez Decision (unanimous) UFC: Fight For The Troops December 10, 2008 3 5:00 Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Loss 9–4–2 Gabriel Gonzaga Submission (americana)[6] UFC 86 July 5, 2008 1 1:57 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–3–2 Antoni Hardonk Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs. Guillard April 5, 2007 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–3–2 Ruben Villareal Submission (front choke) Valor Fighting: San Manuel October 26, 2006 1 3:48 San Bernardino, California, United States
Win 7–3–2 Derek Thornton Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Wars 5: Battlegrounds October 6, 2006 1 2:20 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 6–3–2 Ed de Kruijf Submission (armbar) Venom: First Strike September 18, 2004 1 0:48 Huntington Beach, California, United States
Win 5–3–2 Dario Amorim Decision (unanimous) Jungle Fight 1 September 13, 2003 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil
Loss 4–3–2 Ed de Kruijf Submission (reverse full-nelson) It's Showtime: Exclusive October 22, 2000 1 2:36 Haarlem, Netherlands
Win 4–2–2 Errol Maduro Submission UFO Europe: Free Fight Gala November 28, 1999 N/A N/A Kijkduin, Netherlands
Loss 3–2–2 Mikhail Ilyukhin Technical Submission (achilles lock) RINGS: King of Kings 1999 Block A October 28, 1999 1 4:48 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–1–2 Mario Neto Submission (kneebar) WVC 9: World Vale Tudo Championship 9 September 27, 1999 1 1:53 Aruba
Loss 2–1–2 Evan Tanner Technical Submission (kimura) Pancrase: 1998 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 2 July 26, 1998 1 5:07 Aomori, Japan
Win 2–0–2 Martin Emmen Submission (armbar) Pancrase: 1998 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 1 July 7, 1998 1 1:34 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0–2 Daisuke Ishii Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: 1998 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 1 July 7, 1998 2 3:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 0–0–2 Daisuke Ishii Draw (unanimous) Pancrase: Alive 4 March 18, 1998 2 3:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 0–0–1 Kenji Akiyama Draw Daidojuku: Wars 4 March 11, 1997 5 3:00 Tokyo, Japan

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