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Grubman Victim Fights On

Bouncer. Teacher. Warrior.

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Scott Conlon’s jujitsu skills didn’t save him from getting backed over by Lizzie Grubman’s SUV outside the Conscience Point nightclub in 2001, but now the most famous injured bouncer in Hamptons history is a champion mixed martial arts Ultimate Fighting competitor. “The fighting, the discipline, the learning—it’s given me a lot of peace,” says Conlon, who’s known for his “neck crank” move. And no, he doesn’t mentally transplant Grubman’s head onto his foes. “That’s over,” Conlon says, before revealing that it isn’t. “I still have a bitter taste in my mouth.” Her bumper injured his back and knee, and though he can’t reveal the terms of their settlement, it enabled him to open Alternative Fitness, a martial-arts academy in Sound Beach, Long Island. He also works as a substitute teacher and runs his own private-security company. After the incident, the divorced father’s notoriety made it difficult to find a teaching job, he says, noting the divergent paths on which the collision sent him and Grubman. “I can’t get a job as a P.E. teacher, and she gets a television show. I thought you couldn’t profit from crimes or something like that.” Grubman didn’t comment.

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