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CagePotato PSA: Please Stop Daring Your Opponents to Knock You Out, Bush League MMA Fighters of the World

(All praises be to MiddleEasy for the find.) 

Alright, you guys, this is the last time we’re going to explain this.

We understand that six months of sprawl training can fill you with a previously unimaginable sense of self-confidence. Hell, throw in a couple BJJ lessons and a month or so of P90X and most of us would probably feel damn near invincible. It’s understandable to a degree, for we are a fragile-minded species that are easily influenced and oft corrupted by our own power, no matter how fleeting it may be.

But as fragile as our minds truly are, our bodies usually pale in comparison (*cough* Kevin Ware *cough*). And in the MMA game, taking one’s body for granted is a surefire way to wind up on the wrong end of a knockout — an embarrassing moment made all the more embarrassing when it comes just moments after you dare your opponent to test your otherworldly chin strength. Just ask our winner for the Biggest MMA Fail of 2012 or the Diaz wannabe who got front-kicked into never-neverland what showboating leads to. Hint: It’s pain. Only pain.

As you can tell by his pathetic attempts to perform what we in the MMA world call a “kick,” the jackwagon featured above clearly falls into the category of “Six Month Sprawl Superstar.” And while it’s fitting that this guy would be so confident in his chin that he would charge face first into a punch with his hands down, the humor we can take away from his misfortune only masks the bigger picture: reckless endangerment.

The simple fact is that one of these crazy bastards are going to get themselves killed while attempting to show off during a fight, and when one of them inevitably does, our beloved sport will once again be put the ringer as a result. It’s pretty selfish, honestly, but who am I kidding? I’m talking to the guy who is so self-centered that he laughs at the notion of a mere mortal somehow possessing the strength to knock him out.

Look, we know it looks cool/intimidating when Nick Diaz effortlessly absorbs his opponents best shots whilst throwing Stockton Heybuddies all the while, but none of you are Nick Diaz. If you were, you would certainly be too caught up in some good old fashioned nunchucking to own a computer and therefore read this plea.

You want to show off how much of a badass you are? Try finishing your opponent then celebrating. There’s a much smaller window for failure there. In the meantime, we beg you impressionable MMA fighters out there to please spend a little less time thinking you’re God and a little more keeping your hands up. For our sake and yours.

-J. Jones

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Flynn- April 18, 2013 at 10:52 am
Yeah, too bad that clown acted a fool in front of a live audience, it was dudes first MMA fight and he acted like an idiot and got served. Guts has nothing to do with it troll, anyone can act like a dork, it really is not that hard, take yourself for example.

Just tellin ya crap u hate to hear or read,

5knuckleshuffle- April 18, 2013 at 7:15 am
Think what you will but that "clown" was the only guy willing to step up when everyone else suddenly had other things to do.
Just sayin,
Flynn- April 18, 2013 at 12:15 am
I really hate how dudes like that get knocked the F-out, and they get their own YouTube Video. Guys like myself who have to watch Chael Sonnen, get title shot after title shot unearned except for some major lobbying, in laymans terms: Butt kissing... AND LOSE, don't even get a YouTube video aptly named "WTF am I watching!!??" Yet this clown is a celebrity.

Just sayin,
drainplugofideas- April 17, 2013 at 11:42 pm
Yah using android I clicked the middle easy link so I could watch it there. Love you cagepotato but your site is kind of busted.
Pen Fifteen- April 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm
Yeah, I was totally sure Rashguard was gonna be the one getting knocked out. I won't bank on seeing either of these assholes on the next season of TUF.
NipGrip- April 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm
That man kicks like Frankenstein.
ArmFarmer- April 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm
I just clicked the middleeasy hyperlink and watched from their site via iphone
5knuckleshuffle- April 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm
I watched it on my iPhone. Gotta go to the bottom of the page and click on View Desktop Site
teep- April 17, 2013 at 3:39 pm
That was a lucky punch! With that ape like stance and no defense with his hands - his turn is coming to hit the mat.
anderson wanderlei paulo thiago alves silva- April 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm
Still doesn't work on iphone
ArmFarmer- April 17, 2013 at 3:23 pm
All praise be to middle easy for providing a video that actually works on mobile devices
Fried Taco- April 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm
"thanking your God" or "thinking you're God" - pick one