Biography(references)Goodridge was born in Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago before moving to Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Prior to his career in combat sports, he worked as a welder at the Honda factory in Alliston, Ontario. He was a world champion in arm wrestling, and was able to defeat the likes of greats Sharon Remez and John Brzenk in 1991 and again in 1994. He was also the super heavyweight amateur boxing champion of Canada.
Fighter Trivia(references)Goodridge is a convert to Islam, and first made the revelation in July 2018 while on The Deen Show. The book details his experience in UFC, Pride and K1, along with detailed personal information about his life and family. Goodridge stated in a 2010 interview that prior to his bout with Naoya Ogawa at Pride 6 in 1999, he was offered a bribe to lose the match.
Awards & Accolades
International Vale Tudo Championship: 1st I.V.C Tournament champion
International Vale Tudo Championship: UFC 8 Tournament Runner Up
International Vale Tudo Championship: UFC 10 Tournament Semifinalist
International Vale Tudo Championship: Ultimate Ultimate 1996 Tournament Quarterfinalist
International Vale Tudo Championship: PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Quarterfinalist
K-1: 2005 K-1 World Grand Prix in Hawaii champion
K-1: 2005 K-1 World Grand Prix in Las Vegas runner up
K-1: 2006 K-1 World Grand Prix in Las Vegas runner up
UFC 9 Free Fight: Mark Schultz vs Gary Goodridge (1996)
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