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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Spencer Pratt’s Short-Lived Karate Kid Phase

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By Radar Staff

Ever wish you could kick reality TV star Spencer Pratt‘s butt?

Somebody a few years back got to do just that, and it was all legal, and caught on this exclusive RadarOnline.com video!

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On the film a winded Pratt, then 19, is getting manhandled, pinned, twisted and turned by a more experienced martial artist during the 2004 US Open Jiu-Jitsu in Santa Cruz, Calif.

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And Pratt, who’s married to Hills castmate Heidi Montag, remembers as if it were yesterday.

“It was my first tournament,” explained Pratt, who fancies himself as a tough man. “I was a purple belt, which is the equivalent to a black belt in most martial arts. I, of course, had to go for the purple belt because I thought I was in karate kid or something.”

Karate Kid? Hey, the real karate kid wins!

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“I had real competition,” Pratt said, “the guy that beat me was the world champion in our weight class the year before. If I had beat that guy I would have had to face Nick Diaz, strike force champion for MMR.”

Pratt, a graduate of MTV’s The Hills, got the message loud and clear. One of his ears started swelling into a cauliflower shape, so he gave up the sport.

“I’m now more into wing chun (another martial art) because you spend more time standing up, and I don’t want to fight on the ground anymore,” he said, admitting he should never have entered in the 2004 tournament.

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“I was (entered) because it was the open,” he told RadarOnline. “But I had been purple belt for barely six months and the guy I was fighting had been purple for six years. Today I am thinking of getting in shape. My friend is going to start training me.  I’ll be in shape by the summer. I’m going back to try it again because I want to end on a winning note.”

We hope there’ll be a tape of his grand return to the competition!

 

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