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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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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Don't forget to make a stop at the Sum Dum Goy fortune cookie factory.

839 days ago
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jxtr    

OMG, he still looks good.

839 days ago
18.

Melanie    

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful, My God he's fine. Another guy from back in the day just as cute- "Shabaa Doo " Adolfo Quiñones from the film Breakin' Both these guys have blessed genes

839 days ago
19.

Greygoose125    

Taimak is still fine - too bad he isn't acting anymore.

839 days ago
20.

iFart    

Wow, who is that gorgeous man?!! I'd sure like to see more of him!

839 days ago
21.

truth hurts    

I soooo love that movie and Bruce Leroy (Taimak) still looks good!

838 days ago
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