The former King of Pancrase and UFC heavyweight champion is well regarded as one of the all-time greats of the sport. However, his accolades extend past a ring or a cage.
Rutten has parlayed his charisma in many platforms, including commentating gigs for the beloved Pride organization, Cartoon Network commercials and actor—having his work appear on "The King of Queens" show as well as several movie endeavors.
But what makes Rutten especially cool? The guy is a filter-less machine of fun.
Who knew that Rutten's skills are not just limited to punching people in the face?
The guy has an ear for music—well, sort of.
Rutten plays second fiddle to rapping sensation Quinton Jackson, the former UFC light heavyweight champion who has grown accustomed to the crazy antics of the Dutchman.
Warning, the easily offended may not like this clip, as the usual P.C. Rutten goes nuts as he pulls off an uncanny Tony Montana impression.
If you don't know who Montana is, go pop in Scarface for good measure and watch it change your life.
If you move to Miami and pick up a penchant for selling narcotics, do not blame it on Rutten—or on me, more importantly.
Is there anyone you would trust more than Bas to teach you to defend yourself?
No? I didn't think so.
If you hate that guy who cuts in front of you in line, shows off in front of his buddies or that creepy dude that runs your pockets, Rutten is the man to show the intricate techniques that will keep you unscathed.
I'm confident enough to say that I think Rutten helped create the single greatest promo for any mixed martial arts event in a matter of 33 seconds.
Shark Fights has officially elevated a new tier of coolness with the addition of Rutten into the fold.
Some of Bas' best work was when he had free reign in Pride.
Not only was he the color commentator who yielded an uncanny amount of knowledge as a former mixed martial arts world champion, but he was also the guy who cut some of the best promos with the organization's fighters.
Here's one of his more memorable outtakes with the always-candid Quinton Jackson, who helped out Rutten with less talk and more fried chicken.
Since his inception into the sport, Steven Seagal has taken the MMA world by storm, as he proclaimed himself the teacher of techniques to the stars such as Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida, most notably the highly effective front-head kick, which both men have utilized to cinch knockout victories over the likes of Vitor Belfort and Randy Couture, respectively.
As you'll see in this clip, Rutten is not sold on Seagal the least bit and leaves little to the imagination of how a fight would shake out between the two.
If you thought that Rutten was a loose cannon before, you haven't seen anything until you bear witness to the Californian go absolutely bonkers on an array of workout equipment.
Oh, how I would hate to be that punching bag, or stand-still striking fixture—or pretty much anything that crazy dude came across in this wicked rampage.
Any commercial that is cut in the future should always include a little Bas Rutten.
The world would be a much better place, don't you think?
I'm sure these two poor cooking connoisseurs would not agree.
Many moons ago, Bas Rutten claimed the UFC heavyweight title opposite of wrestling powerhouse Kevin Randleman.
The grappling ace held Rutten down for the majority of the bout, though Rutten attacked frivolously from his back with punches and elbows which did some damage.
In the end, Rutten was declared the winner, but Randleman still hasn't been able to let it go all these years, culminating in a showdown for the ages.
This may not be a particularly "funny" clip per say, but it's easily one of the most captivating and interesting stories that Bas Rutten has experienced firsthand—first having tangled with a bunch of bouncers in a Swedish bar before being shipped off to a sketchy, sketchy prison in the mountains.