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Hulk Hogan claims he was asked to fight in first MMA tournaments, is almost immediately called on it by UFC founder

Hulkamania ran wild across Australia last week, and with it, the usual dose of Hulk Hogan's tall tales.

When he wasn't planning his comeback at WrestleMania 32, the red & yellow Hall of Famer was telling Melbourne's Herald Sun about how he turned down an opportunity to compete in early UFC because it was "too violent":

We looked at it and it was very violent and the referees weren't stopping the matches and letting guys get beat up when they should have been stopped. So we just didn't want to have any part of it but it's become quite a phenomena.

Campbell McLaren, whose Semaphore Entertainment Group aired the first events on pay-per-view (PPV) and who is credited as pioneer of the promotion, was quick to refute those claims on Twitter. Vehemently...

There you have it, Cagesiders. Hulk Hogan said something that made him sound like a big deal but that probably isn't true.

Pick your jaws up off the floor and let us know what you think.

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