Wow…The video and full story about Jean Claude Van Damme’s trip to Team Alpha Male have emerged. Turns out, Van Damme caught Cody Garbrandt in the teeth with a head kick, and ‘No Love’ got steaming mad…
Vintage action movie star Jean Claude Van Damme is no stranger to getting in scuffles on and off the set. One of the oldest stories about JCVD getting raw was the infamous confrontation with Steven Segal at a Los Angeles party.
Since then, many more tales of Van Damme getting in bother have emerged. Another such story featured the green power ranger, Jason Frank, an aspiring MMA fighter who allegedly made JCVD tap to strikes.
Much like many other action movie stars, Van Damme has been gravitating towards MMA fighters lately. A couple years back, Van Damme was filmed teaching the Diaz brothers, Nick and Nate, a few karate kicks to use in the UFC.
His latest run-in with former bantamweight UFC champ Cody Garbrandt did not go so well.
Garbrandt: “I Had to Leave, I was Gonna Beat His Ass”
Recently released footage shows Jean Claude Van Damme at the Team Alpha Male gym in Sacramento, California. Training with ex-UFC bantamweight boss Cody Garbrandt and trainer Chris Holdsworth, Van Damme is up to his old tricks again.
Apparently getting rough throughout the session, JCVD clips Garbrandt with a kick to the teeth, and ‘No Love’ admits he was gonna go nuts. Watch the video of the kick below, and the entertaining recap of the video by Garbrandt himself follows:
Garbrandt Tells The Ful Story
“He started throwing kicks on Chris and threw this f—king fast kick, like he came up and…I don’t know what it’s called. It’s the one he always does. He brings his foot up real quick then brings it down; He toe-stabbed Chris like two or three times where Chris was like, in pain and I’m shaking my head.” said former UFC champion Cody Garbrandt.
“There’s one of me in the video shaking my head like ‘Oh shit, I’m glad he’s not doing that to me.’ Finally he was like ‘I want to show you this kick.’ It was kind of a variation on the teep and you twist it at the end. So I do it like three or four times on him. I put it down and then got in this fight stance and I saw in his eyes like ‘You wanna go?’ And I was back against the cage. So he started playing with me, acting like he was going to throw some kicks, and he started throwing hands like slapping at me.”
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“I was like ‘What the hell?’ Then he f—king kicked me with that hook kick right in the teeth and I was like ‘motherf—ker.’ I was pissed, I was so mad. I looked over at Rob, then I looked over at Jean and I was like ‘Rob, keep this motherf—ker away from me.’ He kicked me in my teeth, dude. He kicked me in my teeth just playing around. Like how many times have we punched at each other and we can pull our punches? This dude just straight kicked me in my teeth. I’m not going to lie, he has some fast ass kicks, but I was demonstrating the kick he showed me to get it right. Then I put my foot down and he kicked me right in the teeth. I went black.
“I was like ‘I’m going to rip his head off, but it’s Jean-Claude what are you supposed to do?’ All of a sudden he looks at me, drops to his knees and starts crying and is like “My champion!” and starts crying like that, so I felt hella awkward. Hands on my hips, I’m mad, my lip is all busted open and I got that hot sweat, so I just looked at him and I’m like ‘Jean… “ – I kept calling him Jean, I didn’t know it was Jean-Claude – so I walked out of the Octagon, just leave the place, left the gym. It was f—ked up; everyone was watching, taking videos, so from the outside it looked like I hit him and he was crying. I was so infuriated, so mad.