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Old 04-06-2006, 07:34 PM   #1
Stanley Kunnathu
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A friend of mine wants to know about some MMA fighter with a portion of chest missing.

Anybody know who it is?

Google. Sherdog.com and UFC sites were no help
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:46 PM   #2
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I believe you are talking about Tra Tellingham from the Lion's Den.
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:32 PM   #3
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Tra "Trauma" Telligman - Lost his right pectoral muscle in a car accident or something, I can't remember exactly but they mention it in UFC 43

http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/f...?fighterid=157

http://fcfighter.brinkster.net/fight...FighterID=9504
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:44 PM   #4
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That's the one.

Thanks guys.
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:48 PM   #5
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Samantha spelled his name right, I spelled it wrong ... twice. Car accident when he was a kid as I remember hearing. Hopefully Becca will read this, she knows everything about this kind of stuff.
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:55 PM   #6
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LOL - yeah, he was in a car accident as a baby, and he's actually missing a lung as well. Pretty crazy! Here's an excerpt from an interview where he explains the situation:

Q: By the way, I heard that in America you gave yourself a nickname "Trauma".

Telligman: I got my right lung and muscles crushed in a traffic accident when I was one and half years old. But now there is no problem at all.

Q: Your left lung was built up strongly to compensate for a loss of the right lung?

Telligman: Of course! I am not good at bench press, but there is no problem with muscles in my right arm. And punches are delivered by using the shoulder, so no problem. Every fighter has strengths and weaknesses. I am taking it as one of them, so nothing concerns me. To be sure, it might be difficult for me to be a model (laughing). When I stand up naked in front of the mirror, I feel I don't look good. I was always told, "you can't do it" because of my handicap, but I have been doing it anyway, confident that I can do it. Everybody is different, big guys, small guys, fat guys skinny guys. It happens that I have no right lung. But I am doing my best positively.
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