Justin McCully (born February 18, 1976) is a retired American professional mixed martial artist and professional wrestler who most recently competed in the Heavyweight division of the RFA. A professional competitor since 1997, McCully has also formerly competed for the UFC, RINGS, Pancrase, It's Showtime and Jungle Fight.
|Born||February 18, 1976|
Washington DC, United States
|Other names||Justin Sane (In professional wrestling)|
The Nsane1 (in mixed martial arts)
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||238 lb (108 kg; 17.0 st)|
|Reach||74.0 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Maui, Hawaii, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
McCully trains with Team Punishment, including Tito Ortiz, Kendall Grove, and professional wrestler Samoa Joe. McCully also trained with BJ Penn in Hilo for Penn's bout with Georges St-Pierre at UFC 94. He has three previous fights inside the UFC, a unanimous decision victory over Antoni Hardonk at UFC Fight Night 9, a submission loss to Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 86, and a unanimous decision win over Eddie Sanchez at UFC: Fight For The Troops. McCully was also scheduled to fight Christian Wellisch at UFC 76, but McCully was ultimately replaced by Scott Junk. He has also fought a former UFC champion, losing to Evan Tanner by technical submission at a 1998 Pancrase event.
Justin has two children, and is also good friends with professional wrestler Rob Van Dam. In 2014 he had a falling out with Tito Ortiz over what McCully claimed was Ortiz owing him money and refusing to pay him back. This fallout culminated with McCully openly supporting and training with Stephan Bonnar who was Ortiz' opponent at Bellator 131. McCully's brother, Sean, is a former professional kickboxer and MMA fighter.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||11 wins||5 losses|
|Win||11–5–2||Justin Grizzard||TKO (punches)||RFA 1: Elliot vs. Pulver||December 16, 2011||1||2:45||Kearney, Nebraska, United States|
|Loss||10–5–2||Mike Russow||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 102||August 29, 2009||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||10–4–2||Eddie Sanchez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC: Fight For The Troops||December 10, 2008||3||5:00||Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States|
|Loss||9–4–2||Gabriel Gonzaga||Submission (americana)||UFC 86||July 5, 2008||1||1:57||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||9–3–2||Antoni Hardonk||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Stevenson vs. Guillard||April 5, 2007||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–3–2||Ruben Villareal||Submission (front choke)||Valor Fighting: San Manuel||October 26, 2006||1||3:48||San Bernardino, California, United States|
|Win||7–3–2||Derek Thornton||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Extreme Wars 5: Battlegrounds||October 6, 2006||1||2:20||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Win||6–3–2||Ed de Kruijf||Submission (armbar)||Venom: First Strike||September 18, 2004||1||0:48||Huntington Beach, California, United States|
|Win||5–3–2||Dario Amorim||Decision (unanimous)||Jungle Fight 1||September 13, 2003||3||5:00||Manaus, Brazil|
|Loss||4–3–2||Ed de Kruijf||Submission (reverse full-nelson)||It's Showtime: Exclusive||October 22, 2000||1||2:36||Haarlem, Netherlands|
|Win||4–2–2||Errol Maduro||Submission||UFO Europe: Free Fight Gala||November 28, 1999||N/A||N/A||Kijkduin, Netherlands|
|Loss||3–2–2||Mikhail Ilyukhin||Technical Submission (achilles lock)||RINGS: King of Kings 1999 Block A||October 28, 1999||1||4:48||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3–1–2||Mario Neto||Submission (kneebar)||WVC 9: World Vale Tudo Championship 9||September 27, 1999||1||1:53||Aruba|
|Loss||2–1–2||Evan Tanner||Technical Submission (kimura)||Pancrase: 1998 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 2||July 26, 1998||1||5:07||Aomori, Japan|
|Win||2–0–2||Martin Emmen||Submission (armbar)||Pancrase: 1998 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 1||July 7, 1998||1||1:34||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1–0–2||Daisuke Ishii||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: 1998 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 1||July 7, 1998||2||3:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||0–0–2||Daisuke Ishii||Draw (unanimous)||Pancrase: Alive 4||March 18, 1998||2||3:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||0–0–1||Kenji Akiyama||Draw||Daidojuku: Wars 4||March 11, 1997||5||3:00||Tokyo, Japan|
Championships and accomplishments in professional wrestlingEdit
- Fight Finder - Justin McCully's Mixed Martial Arts Statistics
- "Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Justin McCully planned for UFC 86". MMA Junkie. Archived from the original on 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
- "The latest 4 UFC fighters to be released". bloodyelbow.com. 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-10-05.[dead link]
- "Into the Mind of "The Insane One" Justin McCully". FIGHTTICKER.com. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2009-08-06.