The Car Crash
In the early days of his MMA career, Rutten was driving his wife’s car alongside fellow fighter Leon Van Dijk in his native Holland when he crashed through a guardrail into a wooded area.
The vehicle began rolling down a hill, while Rutten recalls seeing Van Dijk repeatedly bounce from one side of the car to the other as it picked up speed, narrowly avoiding trees on the way down.
Eventually, the car stopped upside down in a river, at which point Rutten quickly had to kick out a window and drag his now-unconscious friend to safety as water began to pour in.
Thankfully the two men lived to tell the tale, with Rutten getting away with barely a scratch while Van Dijk required multiple stitches to repair the damage, including one gaping wound that had left his skull visible.