Lee Brahim Murray-Lamrani (born 12 November 1977 in Greenwich, London)[1] is a Moroccan-English career criminal, drug dealer,[2] convicted bank robber and former mixed martial arts fighter. On 11 September 2004 Lee fought future UFC middleweight champion Anderson 'The Spider' Silva in Cage Rage 8 for the vacant middleweight title. “Parliament has decided that people like you who are convicted of these offences face a minimum jail term of five years.”. This led to Murray signing with the Cage Rage promotion, which was also short-lived, due to injuries resulting from a stabbing, which prevented Murray from continuing his MMA career. [11] His opponent was Rob Hudson, and Murray knocked him out in the first round, prompting event promoter Andy Jardine to say, "He was so quick they called him 'Lightning' Lee Murray. [11] Murray's closest associates at this point were boys from Buttmarsh and the surrounding estates who called themselves the "Buttmarsh Boys;" described as "happy kids" who used to "play like normal kids on the estate," the boys fought to establish an internal pecking order and believed they had a duty to "look after" Buttmarsh, sometimes engaging in fights with boys from neighbouring estates. I cranked an achilles lock on and I think it must have snapped because there was a real loud crack. Murray asserts he knocked Ortiz out- a claim substantiated by Matt Hughes in his book "Made in America: The Most Dominant Champion in UFC History" (pg. This was Murray's only fight in the UFC due to complications with his US visa as a result of ongoing criminal prosecution against him in the UK for assault, after he attacked a man during a road rage incident. Writing on a message board in a now-archived thread from the mixed martial arts website Sherdog, Murray told the story of watching Prince Naseem Hamed's fight at a pub the night before his own match with Tomlinson; when a patron stood in front of Murray and then accused him of stealing his seat after being asked to move, Murray allegedly knocked the man, and his friend who attempted to aid him, unconscious, followed by knee strikes to knock out a bartender who rushed to break up the fight. "[11] Largely absent from the first seven years of his life, Brahim demanded his respect and obedience, to the point of a police warning for mistreatment. He suffered a punctured lung and a severed artery. There is no treaty between the UK and Morocco, and the process was expected to take months. If you’d like me to collaborate with you creatively, get in touch. Our Education Directory has everything you could possibly need! Moroccan police said they had to use "specialist techniques to arrest the suspects because they were specialists in martial arts and firearms"[19] Kent Police said in a statement that they had been tracking Murray for three months and would be seeking his extradition from Morocco. Ian Tucker-BellPlaywright, Composer, Actor, Director.Likes Orange Things. "[12], Murray's next two bouts took place on 17 June 2000 in a tournament fought at Extreme Challenge 34. Tucker denied possessing a prohibited weapon and two offences of possessing ammunition without a firearms certificate, but was convicted. Murray's next fight was just weeks later, a 9 July contest against Danny Rushton, a fighter who had gained a reputation for toughness due to his competing in true no-holds-barred competitions in Russia. Later, Moroccan police revealed that Murray had also been charged with possession of "hard drugs". [13] When Albandia surprised Murray by performing a single-leg takedown, Murray said he "sprawled and took him to the side of the cage where I was kneeing him and punching constantly. After taping the hand, Murray relied solely on his good (right) hand, stating that he "caught him [Tomlinson] with a few good rights...he was rocked so he took me down then I caught him in a keylock on the ground and won the fight...after that I went to the hospital and got my hand plastered up, it was broke in two places. [11] Teachers found him unmanageable, he was expelled and found enrolment at Woolwich Polytechnic School to complete the statutory years of school. He appeared in the Special Victims Unit fifth season episode " Abomination " as Ian Tate , and in the Criminal Intent fifth season episode " Wrongful Life " as Drew Ramsey . Silva won by unanimous decision. [11] Eventually, Lee began to fight back against his father. [11] Upon emerging from Feltham, Murray devoted energy to the gym, lifting weights and drinking weight-gain shakes to add bulk to his lanky, 6'3" frame. Join Facebook to connect with Ian Tucker and others you may know. For vacant Cage Rage Middleweight Championship. Inevitably, this led to an interest in … On 25 June 2006, in a joint operation with Moroccan police, Murray was arrested at a shopping centre in the Souissi district of the capital Rabat for suspected involvement in the Securitas depot robbery. Even Pat heard it in my corner and when Chris got up he couldn't put weight on it. "[11] Murray would then divorce Siobhan in 2008 while incarcerated in a Moroccan jail. Here we pay tribute to those who have died from the virus in Kent. Ian Tate & Drew Ramsey [11] The couple's first child, Lee would be born in St Nicholas Hospital, Plumstead, on 12 November 1977, and was initially raised by his mother while Brahim continued to live and work in the Canary Islands. Imdb I prefer standup. "[11], Murray's successful debut led him to begin training seriously; he jogged around the Abbey Wood Estate and attended two gyms - London Shootfighters in White City for wrestling, and Peacock's Gym in Canning Town for boxing. On 27 June 2006 Kent Police confirmed the news of Murray's arrest in Morocco, and also stated that over 30 people had now been arrested in conjunction with the investigation. [11] A skinny youngster, Murray's preferred method of attack was running into battle wind-milling his arms around his head with a "manic" expression on his face, a manoeuvre which, combined with his protruding ears, earned him the nickname of "Alien," which he hated. [9], UFC president Dana White commented on Murray, that "He's a scary son of a bitch, and I don't mean fighterwise". I like making things, with words and music, and with friends. [17][18] According to the doctor who performed the life saving surgery on Murray, he was resuscitated four times during the operation that saved his life. Murray won the fight via a kimura submission in the first round, but it was in February 2004 that he would expand on some of the events surrounding the fight. Iain has 5 jobs listed on their profile. [11], Barbara was a hairdresser and later a telephonist. "[13], The victory advanced Murray to the second round of the tournament, but he would lose by armbar to Canadian submission specialist Joe Doerksen in the opening round. View Iain Tucker’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. [3] He was arrested in Rabat, Morocco in June 2006 and sentenced to 10 years in jail in June 2010, for masterminding the armed Securitas depot robbery in Kent, UK[4][5] where over $92 million (£53,116,760) of cash bank notes belonging to the Bank of England were stolen by Murray and his associates on 22 February 2006. [11] Martin Bowers, who ran Peacock's with his brothers Tony and Paul, described Murray as "a very nice boy" who "conducted himself well. [23], English convicted bank robber, British mixed martial arts fighter. At some point in 2000, Murray travelled to Bettendorf, Iowa to train at the renowned Miletich Fighting Systems camp run by former UFC welterweight champion Pat Miletich. Three years ago he gave up work because he suffers from the incurable genetic illness cystic fibrosis. If you require original music, or a song, get in touch. Mind you, I like to punch from the mount too. [11], Murray was sentenced to a term at Feltham Young Offenders Institution, the first of his custodial sentences for what would rank as his more minor offences such as assault and thievery; others followed in Dover and Norwich. The judge said he was refusing bail because there was a risk Tucker would not appear for sentence. [11] Murray himself claimed that "some people would probably say I was a bully, but a bully to me is someone that goes for easy targets and people who can't fight back. Another three bullets were found in a Post Office money bag on top of a kitchen cupboard. [4] After a foiled attempt to escape prison and a failed appeal, his jail term was extended to 25 years on 30 November 2010. Murray defeated his first opponent, Chris Albandia, by ankle lock in the first round. "[13], On 11 March 2001, Murray fought to a draw against Chris Bacon at Millennium Brawl 2: Capital Punishment; he followed that up with a first-round knockout of Gary Warren at Millennium Brawl 3: Independence Day on 1 July.[14]. Place of birth Murray amassed an 8-2-1 (1NC)[14] record in smaller promotions before receiving a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). This sentence was then extended to 25 years on 30 November 2010[22], Time Inc. announced on 4 August 2008 that they would be making a film about Lee Murray's alleged role in the robbery, based on an article about him in Sports Illustrated called "Breaking the Bank". Philip R HoldenDirector, Writer, Marketing, Actor. [11] After Scotland Yard found out about the planned heist all three brothers were arrested and jailed; it has been speculated that while Murray had no prior knowledge about the caper, the schematics that were later revealed publicly may have given him some of the ideas that were used in the not dissimilar Securitas depot robbery.

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