Biography(references)Mark Schultz was born in 1960 in Palo Alto, California to Dorothy Jean St. Germain and Philip Gary Schultz. His paternal grandparents were Estelle , the daughter of a prominent paper company executive, and Maxwell L. Schultz, a business consultant. His maternal grandparents were Dorothy , a radiologist who graduated from Stanford Medical School #1 in her class, and Willis Rich, a Stanford ichthyology professor, inventor of the salmon ladder and discoverer of the "home stream theory" that salmon return to the rivers where they were born in order to spawn before they die. Schultz got interested in gymnastics and started competing.
Fighter Trivia(references)On January 26, 1996, Mark's brother Dave Schultz, who had worked as a coach for the "Team Foxcatcher" for multimillionaire philanthropist John du Pont, was shot and killed by du Pont who had been displaying increasingly odd behavior in the months before the murder. Four months after Dave's murder, Mark competed in and won an early mixed martial arts event at UFC 9. Mark Schultz joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1991.
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UFC 9 Free Fight: Mark Schultz vs Gary Goodridge (1996)
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