UFC 1 competitor Taylor “Teila Tuli” Wily on “the kick heard ’round the world” and much more!
Sumo wrestler, fighter and now successful actor Teila Tuli – now known by his real name of Taylor Wily – brings his formidable size and personality to join “The Thriller” Bob Carson for the definitive interview of his career to date thanks to MMA insider Jeremy Couball.
This interview covers almost every Tuli topic imaginable, including (but definitely not limited to) the following:
His background as a Samoan in Hawaii and whether he was known for being a tough guy before his stint in sumo and the UFC
Rumors of match fixing in sumo after analysis in the book “Freakonomics” and whether he experienced that side of the sport
His entry into the first ever UFC event, the intense backstage atmosphere and “the moment the UFC became real” according to Ken Shamrock, when his teeth were knocked out by a kick from Dutch rule infraction machine Gerard Gordeau
What happened to his teeth that were kicked into the front row(s)
Whether he ever wanted a rematch with Gordeau and how that fight might be different the second time around
The hypothetical Tuli/Royce Gracie matchup which never happened – was he really more focused on a fight with Royce, and did he overlook Gordeau?
How he found his way into the world of high profile acting projects like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and the “Hawaii Five-0″ remake series, just picked up for season 2
Working with comedic big guns like Russell Brand and Jason Segel on set, including funny stories from the production, who impressed him the most and more
Appearing in Hawaii Five-0 on CBS, playing a police informant and the “no snitching” culture of the streets
Plus MUCH MORE!
In addition to his exclusive interview with Taylor, Bob also found time to host Frank Dux “The Secret Man” and his student Justin Ray Harvey, who recently felt slighted in an interview with another Cage Junkies broadcast featuring former UFC fighter Marcus Davis.
Did Davis and the host go too far in their criticism of Justin and Frank? Frank and Justin certainly think so, and Bob gives them the opportunity to make their case! Dux disciples and detractors alike will certainly find a lot to mull over in this clash of combative sports vs. traditional martial arts philosophy.