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UFC Star

I'm Training with

Bruce Leroy HIMSELF

5/15/2012 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WHO'S DA MASTAH??? UFC middleweight badass Demian Maia ... because his new trainer is none other than BRUCE LEROY from the 80s cult classic "The Last Dragon."

Leroy -- real name Taimak (right) -- tells TMZ, he met Maia during a recent training session in New York ... and they immediately hit it off.

According to Taimak -- an accomplished martial artist in his own right -- Maia approached him in the gym, claiming he was a big "Last Dragon" fan (who isn't?) and the two kept in touch.

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Now, Taimak says he and Maia have started to train together -- prepping Maia for his upcoming UFC 148 bout against Korean badass Kim Dong-Hyun, who's lost only ONE fight in his pro career.

As for training details -- Taimak was tight-lipped, not wanting to tip off Maia's Korean competition.

Sho'nuff.

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22 COMMENTS

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1.

vroomvroom    

Leroy is still hot...i had a crush on him back then, and i still think he's fine

704 days ago
2.

Bo    

Demian and Bruce make a HOT couple, I hope there more than trainer/trainee.

704 days ago
3.

queen love    

Taimak (Leroy), my secret crush, only gets better looking as time passes. He can teach me anything he likes. :)

704 days ago
4.

Don't feed the Trolls    

Sweet movie from waaay back in the day.

704 days ago
5.

john johnson    

a guy named dong hyun? i bet he hits it off with the ladies.

704 days ago
6.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

A wonderful film. Julius J Carry's performance was Sho Nuff a lot of fun. The parable about confidence is timeless. The Barry Gordy soundtrack is a superb gem from the times. I play it on LP. :)

704 days ago
7.

buzz kill    

I suppose this is going to turn into another gay lovefest. Are they both still in the closet?

704 days ago
8.

Topaz    

awesome show from back in the day !

704 days ago
9.

Carl    

That guy looks great for his age. He's got to be around 50 now.

704 days ago
10.

Criss    

Time has been good to the man.

704 days ago
11.

Hector    

Actually Taimak is his real name. I grew up with him in Hell's Kitchen. His last name is Guarriello.

704 days ago
12.

Throwback kid    

Does he still talk with that fake asian accent?

704 days ago
13.

LasVegasResidency    

YO RELOY!!

704 days ago
14.

Bloomcounty.USA    

You should do a poll on "good genes" or "good docs" with this guy ... just looked him up and he's about to turn 48. The guy he's standing next to, the MMA guy Demian Maia is 34. Who looks younger? To me Bruce does by a long shot!

704 days ago
15.

Tesla_Consulting    

Celebrity UFC is needed, this story is the proof.

704 days ago
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