A couple days ago, BloodyElbow passed along a news story about two local MMA events in Arkansas last month — “Red, White, and Blood” in Texarkana and “Blue Collar Brawlin’” in Fort Smith — that devolved into homoerotic spectacles, much to the displeasure of their audiences. It appeared to be the work of Sacha Baron Cohen, the Borat comedian who’s currently filming a movie based on another one of his characters, a gay Austrian fashion reporter named Bruno. In both cases, fans lured by cheap admission and $1 beers were subjected to a surprise bout between two men who ripped each other’s clothes off before kissing and pawing at each other. Said the Star Tribune of the Fort Smith incident:
An elaborate array of mounted and handheld video cameras caught the crowd of 1,600′s reaction as the two men “went right up to the line” of the city’s morality laws…The audience, as well as local fighters drawn to take part in the show, became enraged. “It set the crowd off lobbing beers,” [police Sgt. Adam] Holland said. “They had beers in plastic cups. Those things can get some distance on them actually.” Holland said it took officers about 45 minutes to clear the convention center, as the two actors sprinted away through a specially set-aside tunnel.
Sounds fabulous! TheSmokingGun now has some reactions from people who witnessed the events first-hand, and it seems like even the ones who were aware of the joke didn’t appreciate Cohen’s antics very much (“he is one sick bastard and your right going to make mma look like hicks but at least we arent cock suckers like borat”). Click the thumbnails below to read. Our favorite is the guy who mistakes Cohen for Bronson Pinchot. Ah well…it seems that “gay foreplay” has reached its logical conclusion.