Fight Bites for Dec. 7 - Nick Diaz: Unintentionally Funny
Collin Van Ooyen / December 7, 2012 - 3:24pm
The Double Knockout
Knockout #1 (above) comes via WMMA superstar Miesha Tate. One of the most recognizable personalities in the sport, Tate's name rings bells in recent memory for her gutsy performance against Ronda Rousey in which Tate's arm ended up looking like it belonged on a Stretch Armstrong doll. She was back in the cage only a few months later, scoring an armbar win of her own over Julie Kedzie.
photo courtesy of forum.santabanta.com
Knockout #2 comes by way of this well-timed, well-placed taekwondo spin kick. Judging by the slightly arrogant text that pops up, it looks like the guy who threw the kick is also the video editor that posted it on YouTube. (And here I thought martial artists were supposed to be humble…)
Never Say Day Story Of The Day
Have you ever felt like the hardships in your life were keeping you from your dream? Like it was tough just to stand on your own two feet? Then maybe you can draw some inspiration from Brad Hardman, who had half of his left leg amputated after a car accident when he was 15, but is about to step into the ring to box an able-bodied opponent. Training under the legendary Johnny Lewis, Hardman went against the advice of those close to him and underwent the physical to get licensed to fight all on his own. Hardman is right-handed, and as such will still have his back foot to drive off of, so his mobility in the ring may be a question mark. One thing is for certain though: he’s got some serious heart, and if that doesn’t give him a puncher’s chance, I don’t know what will.
Slow-Mo KO Of The Day
Canadian fighter Nick Denis recently decided to walk away from MMA, citing concussive brain damage as his main reason for retirement. Denis, who holds a master’s and a bachelor’s in biochemistry, did some research on sub-concussive damage on the brain and decided he’d like to protect his thinker instead of destroy it in the name of octagon glory. That was well after this nasty suplex slam inflicted some serious destructive force to his opponent Nick Mamalis. Read more about Denis’ retirement here, courtesy of Canada.com, and then have a look at a suplex that would make even Tazz jealous.
Nick Diaz Being Unintentionally Funny Video Of The Day
Don’t be scared, homie, it’s just a video game version of Nick Diaz terrorizing polite citizens in Saint’s Row. I actually picture his real day-to-day looking a lot like this.
Knock Yourself Out Video Of The Day
Don’t let the title confuse you, this is not the music video for the 2001 hit single by Jadakiss, but it might be even better. This muay thai kickboxing match ends quickly after a poorly executed head kick goes terribly wrong. It’s even funnier if you play the Jadakiss song while watching it. Just saying.
Playing With Toys Video Of The Day
Oh how I long for simpler times, when playing with action figures was one of the only things on my daily to-do list. Luckily we can still relive that nostalgia through creative stop-motion videos like this one, featuring some pretty impressive wrestling spots.
Obscure Knockout Of The Day
Many a fighter has been TKO’d in their career, but how many can say they’ve been VKO’d? Levi West, fighting in only his second career fight, dropped to 0-2 after stopping midway through the match to vomit right in the cage. Not a whole lot of detail is needed to paint that picture, check out the full story here, including video, courtesy of Huffington Post, as long as your stomach is up to it.
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