Bas Rutten Says Self-Defense Guru Dale Brown Gets People Killed: “They Give Them A False Sense Of Security”

Rutten doesn't approve of D.U.S.T.

Legendary mixed martial artist Bas Rutten is not a fan of Dale Brown.

Brown of Detroit Urban Survival Training, aka “D.U.S.T” has found viral fame after his self-defense videos caught people’s attention. He even cornered UFC fighter Joaquin Buckley in February during a real UFC event. Crazy right?

Bas Rutten slams Dale Brown

However, he has found a critic. On Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, former UFC champion and all-around badass Rutten had some things to say about Brown.

“You see, guys like that get people killed because they give them a false sense of security,” Rutten said. Like that’s why I don’t teach self defense in my class. I always give this example. Imagine I teach someone a knife defense, knives are very dangerous to defend, almost worse than a gun. With a gun, if you’re close by you grab the barrel and you know what to do, its actually easier than a knife… So, imagine I teach a knife defense, and the person who has a friend gets in trouble and somebody pulled a knife. The person then goes ‘step back, I got it they just taught me in class’ but he is going to get stabbed to death. You see that’s the problem.”

“It’s the same thing with the gun defense. When someone [with a gun] is standing behind you and you grab it, it’s the dumbest thing ever. If there is no space between you all they have to is pull the gun and they will shoot you in your head. If someone is in front of me and there is a table in between, I’m not grabbing the gun, all he has to do it pull back.”

Rutten said in order to be good at weapon defense, it takes hard practice four days a week and a teacher that knows exactly what they are teaching.

“It’s amazing how stupid people are,” Rutten added. “But people are people they just believe whatever. It’s unfortunate and very dangerous.

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