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Toughest man I understand: Pros respond to pioneer Judo Gene LeBells death

Judo Gene LeBell died at age 89 on Tuesday, and the combat sports world took to social media marketing to think about his career as a fighting techinques instructor, actor, stunt performer, and stunt coordinator. Have a look at their posts below.

My hero.

My teacher.

My inspiration.

My unfailing reminder that I’m ugly and nobody likes me.

My pal.

RIP to the world’s toughest man, Judo Gene Lebell.

I’ll skip the hell out of you. pic.twitter.com/1f3jlB0s55

Paul Lazenby (@MaulerMMA) August 10, 2022

With the heaviest of hearts I bid farewell to one of the best men on earth. Judo Gene Lebell passed in his sleep, a warrior atlanta divorce attorneys way to the end. In 1963 Gene took on Milo Savage in a mixed fight. Gene choked him like he did me & everybody else. RIP Gene, I really like ya pic.twitter.com/thoEZgHA0k

Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) August 10, 2022

Judo Gene Lebell impacted so many lives through his kind, caring, and loving soul. It really is through those memories his legacy can be legendary and forever remembered. RIP and prayers to all or any who loved him pic.twitter.com/uEJaJG5e2k

Grand Slam Champ CrisCyborg.com (@criscyborg) August 10, 2022

Gene LeBell remained a towering figure in the annals and expansion of mixed fighting techinques and sports entertainment. A teacher to numerous of the sports greats, his influence is felt throughout @WWE even today. Our thoughts are along with his family and family members at the moment.

Triple H (@TripleH) August 10, 2022

Gene Lebell Just what a special human.

Marina Shafir (@MarinaShafir) August 10, 2022

I won every R-E-A-L fight I ever endured & was penniless. I LOST every R-E-E-L fight I ever endured and made millions Judo Gene attempting to convince me to give up fighting and get into Hollywood stunt work.

Im still calling it a double wrist lock, just which means you know. pic.twitter.com/VEwNpAxJb8

Shayna Baszler (@QoSBaszler) August 10, 2022

Tuesday Technique!

RIP Judo Gene Lebell

That one hurts. The 1st time I met him was at a fan expo, when I was kid. BEGAN TO LEARN REAL WRESTLING Then as a mma judge at among my fights. Rest in peace.

pic.twitter.com/7iq7CuJRP4

Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) August 10, 2022

RIP to the legend Judo Gene LeBell

Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) August 10, 2022

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