Let me preface this by saying Mauro Ranallo owes me either a meatloaf or a quarter-chicken meal from Boston Market. I’m not going to go into the details of the arrangement, but Mauro knows. Dude has been ducking me since 2009. If, at some point in your life, you run into Mauro Ranallo, just let him know that I’m still waiting.
From this edition of ‘Backstage with Mauro Ranallo’, we now know that Bas Rutten saved Ranallo’s life. We also know that Mauro was at ‘rock bottom’ in 2003 and only made a grand total of $7,000. I grossed more in student grants than Ranallo that year. Check out the first part of ‘Backstage with Mauro Ranallo’ and watch the second part at MMAFighting since it’s against my unwritten rule to place two consecutive videos in one article. It just bugs me out, I can’t do it. [Source]