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47 years old
Vitaly Karelin is a Russian decorated wrestler who decided to join MMA to bring honour to his country. He became a sort of celebrity when a viral video showed him grappling with a bear in his hometown in the frozen lands of Siberia. Vitaly Karelin took part in a documentary about MMA. He was selected because the documentary makers valued his expert opinion, as a true student of the game. He was paid $1000 for his time and in the process got his face plastered over TV stations nationwide.