Fight Bites for Nov. 16 - Presidential Smackdown of The Day
Collin Van Ooyen / November 16, 2012 - 4:04pm
The Double Knockout
Knockout #1 (above) comes by way of one of the most recognizable names in the history of women’s MMA, Gina Carano. It’s a travesty that she has yet to be featured on this page, so Gina, accept my apologies and please don’t hurt me.
Movember Never Say Die Story Of The Day
Today’s amazing story comes all the way from England where a 49-year-old retired boxer is getting ready to dust off the gloves for one last bout in memory of his father. Peter Till, who retired in 1996 with a pro record of 30-21-1, will step into the ring against a yet-to-be-determined opponent to help raise funds for a charity called Prostate Cancer UK. Till’s father fell victim to the common illness at the age of 58. It’s yet to be seen whether or not Till will be sporting a moustache, but his gutsy fight is truly in the spirit of Movember.
Karate Montage Of The Day
Georges St-Pierre, who is a 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin karate, will step back into the ring this weekend at UFC 154 to try and reclaim his belt from interim champ Carlos Condit. So in honour of Canada’s favorite MMA son, we bring to you this montage of Kyokushin karate KO’s, punctuated delightfully by an AC/DC soundtrack.
Insane Wrestling Spot Of The Day
This spot may be over quickly, but man is it ever sweet. Coming to us from independent promotion Total Wrestling Federation, watch these two talents turn a would-be spinebuster into a Canadian Destroyer. I can’t remember the last time I saw something this impressive in the WWE (probably because moves like these are banned).
Stuntman Salute Of The Day
Today’s stuntman salute comes from Walter Garcia. It’s one of the more impressive reels I’ve seen thus far, particularly because this dude can walk around with a straight face WHILE ON FIRE. A three-hit jumping spin kick at about 0:29 is nothing to sneeze at either.
Presidential Smackdown of The Day
Everybody knows that Abraham Lincoln was a notorious vampire hunter, but did you know that he was also one of the most electrifying men in the world of wrestling? At 6’4”, he was abnormally large for his time, and with his legendary “four-scores and seven years” speech we know that he was an eloquent and inspiring speaker. Lincoln was also a lawyer, much like the WWE’s David Otunga, so who’s to say that placed in the landscape of the 21st century he wouldn’t have been laying the smackdown on jabronis every week on Monday Night Raw?
Concussion Wobble-Dance Of The Day
In this US college taekwondo match, we see an incredible spin kick to the face, but that’s only where the entertainment starts. If you’re as sadistic as I am, you’ll enjoy seeing this poor guy trying to keep his balance after being clearly concussed.
Flying Submission Of The Day
We spend a lot of time on this page glorifying the art of the knockout, but today it’s time to show some love to the submission specialists of the world. Today’s tapout is a 1999 classic from Japan’s Rumia Sato, who takes all of six seconds to put away Charles Diaz with a flying arm bar. Blink and you might miss it!
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