It was one of those situations where you know exactly what someone looks like, but seeing them out of context completely throws you off. I knew that the man looked exactly liked George Sotiropoulos. I knew that the resemblance was so solid that there was practically no way it could not be him. And yet, seeing him in that aisle, I could not wrap my brain around the idea that a UFC fighter from Australia was there next to me, shopping for household goods in Ikea of Portland, Oregon. As I later found out, George now lives and trains out of Vancouver, Washington, so spotting him at the Portland Ikea is actually not that odd at all. Without that knowledge prior, though, it was pretty fuckin’ weird seeing him there, in normal clothes, shopping with his girlfriend, rather than in fight shorts, ripping dudes’ arms off.