|Weight Class||Light Heavyweight / Heavyweight|
|Height||6' 3" (191 cm)|
|Style||Kickboxing, Submission Fighting|
|Birth Date||November 12, 1974|
|Fighting Out Of||Huntington Beach, California, USA|
|Aaron Brink Pictures||Official Website|
Aaron Brink is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes at Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight. A one-time UFC veteran, Brink has most recently competed for Gladiator Challenge and Rage in the Cage.
He had a very promising early career as a heavyweight striker, but when he was almost at the prime of his career he started working in adult films. Through the porn scene Aaron was introduced to crystal meth. His habit took over and he lost both his film and fighting careers for quite some time. He had a contract with New Era Fighting in 2007, that would have potentially paid him a million dollars to beat long-time friend Kimo Leopoldo, but it never panned out, and he didn't fight for three years, finally returning in February 2010. Due to his drug use, he was featured on an episode of the A&E channel show, "Intervention."
|Record||24 - 20 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw) (1 NC)|
|Win||Larry Robertson||Submission (Punches)||RITC: Rage in the Cage 150||3/19/2011||1||0:55|
|Loss||Brad Peterson||Submission (Armbar)||RITC: Rage in the Cage 149||2/19/2011||1||2:50|
|Loss||Vitor Vianna||TKO (Punches)||Millennium Events: MMA Explosion||10/09/2010||1||1:17|
|Win||Dan Quinn||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||Gladiator Challenge: Fahrenheit||8/20/2010||2||0:22|
|Loss||Travis Browne||KO (Punches)||Gladiator Challenge: Vision Quest||2/21/2010||1||0:35|
|Win||Lloyd Marshbanks||TKO||MMAX 9: MMA Xtreme 9||3/03/2007||2||N/A|
|Loss||Sherman Pendergarst||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||PF 2: Live MMA||8/18/2006||1||0:54||Originally slated to face Lloyd Marshbanks|
|Win||Adam Nance||KO||LA EFN: Executive Fight Night||7/29/2006||1||N/A|
|Loss||Eli Joslin||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||KOTC: Heavy Hitters||4/02/2006||1||1:52|
|Loss||Buckley Acosta||KO||KOTC: Final Conflict||12/02/2005||1||0:10|
|Loss||Robert Beraun||KO||RITC 76: Hello Tucson||11/11/2005||2||2:04|
|Loss||Richard Montoya||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||KOTC: Execution Day||10/29/2005||1||1:55|
|Loss||Fabiano Scherner||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||IFC: Rock N' Rumble||7/30/2005||1||0:50||For ISKA-MMA Americas Heavyweight Championship|
|Win||John Meirzwa||TKO (Injury)||UAGF: Universal Above Ground Fighting||7/28/2005||1||N/A|
|Loss||Mike Whitehead||Decision (Unanimous)||UAGF: Clover Combat||3/25/2005||3||5:00|
|Win||Jeff Ford||Submission (Punches and Elbows)||Venom: First Strike||9/18/2004||1||1:47|
|Win||Cory Timmerman||Submission (Punches)||RITC 60: 'The Saint' Goes Marching In||3/20/2004||1||1:05|
|Win||Melville Calabaca||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||ECS: Evolution||7/19/2003||1||0:33|
|Loss||Andy Montana||Submission (Armbar)||RITC 47: Unstoppable||4/12/2003||2||1:40|
|Loss||Alistair Overeem||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||2H2H 6: Simply the Best 6||3/16/2003||1||0:53|
|Win||Allan Sullivan||KO (Punch)||CFM: Cage Fighting Monterrey||1/30/2003||1||N/A|
|Win||Mike Bourke||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||HFP 2: Hitman Fighting Productions 2||11/09/2002||1||N/A||For Hitman Heavyweight Championship; Due to lack of records it's unsure if Brink won the title or defended it.|
|Loss||Jeremy Horn||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||WEC 4: Rumble Under the Sun||8/31/2002||1||0:54|
|Win||Valentijn Overeem||TKO (Punches)||WFA 2: Level 2||7/05/2002||1||2:24|
|Win||Zane Frazier||TKO (Punches)||WEC 3: All or Nothing||6/07/2002||1||1:00|
|Win||Curtis Crawford||TKO (Punches)||HFP 1: Rumble on the Reservation||3/30/2002||1||2:16|
|Win||Vaughan Palelei||KO (Punches)||UA 1: The Genesis||1/27/2002||1||1:33|
|Loss||Wesley Correira||TKO (Punches)||Shogun 1: Shogun 1||12/15/2001||1||1:08|
|Loss||Harout Terzyan||Submission (Armbar)||UP 1: Ultimate Pankration 1||11/11/2001||1||3:23|
|Win||Frank Blessing||KO (Punches)||GC 6: Caged Beasts||9/09/2001||1||0:50|
|Loss||Bazigit Atajev||KO (Spinning Back Kick)||Rings: 10th Anniversary||8/11/2001||1||1:09|
|Win||Dennis Taddio||TKO||IFC WC 14: Warriors Challenge 14||7/18/2001||1||0:29|
|NC||Rich Franklin||No Contest (Accidental Foot Injury)||IFC WC 11: Warriors Challenge 11||1/13/2001||1||N/A||For IFC Light Heavyweight United States Championship|
|Loss||Andrei Arlovski||Submission (Armbar)||UFC 28: High Stakes||11/17/2000||1||0:55|
|Win||Brian Tolbert||TKO (Punches)||IFC WC 10: Warriors Challenge 10||10/11/2000||1||0:56||Won IFC WC 10 Heavyweight Tournament|
|Win||Jason Jones||TKO (Punches)||IFC WC 10: Warriors Challenge 10||10/11/2000||1||1:55|
|Loss||Bobby Hoffman||Submission (Punches)||Rings USA: Rising Stars Final||9/30/2000||1||1:34|
|Win||Tom Sauer||TKO (Punches)||Rings USA: Rising Stars Final||9/30/2000||2||4:29|
|Win||Art Hughes||KO||CFF: The Cobra Classic 2000||8/26/2000||1||0:46|
|Loss||Bobby Hoffman||Submission (Neck Crank)||Rings USA: Rising Stars Block A||7/15/2000||1||3:12|
|Win||Harry Moskowitz||TKO (Punches)||Rings USA: Rising Stars Block A||7/15/2000||1||0:47|
|Loss||Gan McGee||Submission (Punches)||CFF: The CObra Challenge 1999||12/11/1999||1||3:09|
|Win||Al Harlow||KO||WCNHBC: West Coast NHB Championships 3||6/06/1999||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Al Harlow||KO (Knee)||WCNHBC: West Coast NHB Championships 1||12/08/1999||1||1:24|
|Win||Ali Afra||KO (Punches)||WCNHBC: West Coast NHB Championships 1||12/08/1998||1||0:54|
Brink grew up in Huntington Beach, California, as the son of a blue-collar worker when blue-collar workers could still make it in Huntington Beach. He started two passions when young: wrestling and surfing. He began wrestling around the age of 8 because the surfing didn't make his father feel like he was being athletic. However Brink was most passionate in the ocean.
In fact, he still uses the surfboard as a training mechanism.
- "It keeps you balanced, agile; it's good for your cardio," Brink said. "You can be out of shape and surf for a few days and be right back in shape. It's such a fun thing to do, and at the same time, it's great for training."
Brink participated in both wrestling and surfing in high school, but he ran into problems. He was kicked out of Huntington High School for fighting, and from 1989-1992, he was in and out of juvenile hall eight times for different issues.
- "You're in school, then the next thing you're expelled, then the next thing you're in juvenile hall for three months, then six months, then nine months," Brink said. "I run from probation. I fled from the police. I had some problems."
Soon, that included real prison time. Brink was arrested for smuggling marijuana from Mexico to the United States and was sentenced to time at Federal Correctional Institution Terminal Island. Interestingly, the stay aided some of his MMA skills. But, the heavy bag on which he worked during his time on the inside only got him so far. He was 24 when he was released, and he hooked up with Tito Ortiz, an old friend from high school who encouraged him to enter MMA. He debuted in December 1998, and by the start of 2003, he had fought 24 times.
Pornography, Meth Addiction, and "Intervention"
Aaron Brink became Dick Delaware when he was 27.
- "I met this porn producer," Brink said. "I was fucking around with some girls at a party, and he noticed I was very gifted. He said, 'Man, you're a goddamn pro. If you get a test, I'll put you in a scene.'"
- "So I got into a few scenes. I was making some money. And it was through the porn world I got into meth."
Brink survived on that routine for years. Then, eventually, his wife began to worry about his problem and e-mailed the show "Intervention." She relayed his back story about fighting, porn and drugs, and the show bit.
The taping worked, he said, at least for the crystal meth. He's been clean from it since, even though he has relapsed with other drugs, including the marijuana.
- "I had a doctor write me a prescription for Vicoden," Brink said. "I took it for a whole weekend. I was starting to feel really sick, and I needed something to relax me. I pounded back, but I didn't get sucked back into the lifestyle."
Instead, he was working back into MMA. His weight had ballooned to 274 pounds, but between the working out, conditioning and surfing, Brink feels like he's back and ready to fight.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
After appearing on "Intervention," Brink began training in MMA once again.
- "Nobody wanted to take a chance on me," Brink said. "A lot of people saw the show and knew I had gotten into porn and become drug-addicted, so I burned a lot of bridges in the King of the Cage, where I did a couple no-shows, and some other places."