Ron Waterman is now crusading for Jesus.

His group was in my area recently. From what I hear, ken Shamrock is doing the same sort of thing in the twilight of his career. Ironically, H20 is touring with someone whose name is Mark Kerr. guess breaking baseball bats and destroying frying pans gets people in to religion.

Toward the end of the night, Ron Waterman, an Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete, stepped up and started telling the story of his life before he embraced Jesus Christ. He described his childhood-self: a kid that was as wide as he was tall, and who struggled in school, especially mathematics. But Waterman forged a relationship with his Physical Education teacher, who encouraged him to join the wrestling team at the school. Years later, Waterman fought in UFC 20, 21, 22 and UFC Japan before he was offered a contract with the World Wrestling Entertainment.

Waterman said as he grew in popularity, he gained a lot of materialistic things: a fancy car, a big house. But he said he still felt empty.

“I was aiming to achieve a lot of things,” Waterman said. “A lot of people would say, ‘man, this guy has everything. He’s got a lot of worldly success.’ But, I was missing something. I found out it’s impossible to say ‘no’ to the things in this world unless you first say ‘yes’ to Jesus Christ.”

Burlington resident Wendy Wilkie said her sons always look forward to seeing the members of Faith Force at the church. They have gone to the performance for the past three years.

“These guys work in an amazing way with kids and adults, so to watch hearts changed is amazing,” she said. “I have a 9-year-old. It’s important to show him the way.”

While the members of Faith Force twisted metal, tore through phone books and distorted frying pans, a giant backlit cross on the wall glowed behind them.

“(Faith Force is) awesome,” Wilkie said. “Best way to say it: awesome.”

Hasn't he been doing this for a long time?

Waterman has been preaching for as long as I've seen him around. He used to talk about ripping huge phone books in half. Phone Post 3.0

Yea seem to recall him mentioning all that jazz in Pride


Ron's been at it for a decade +, wish him the best...