ATTENTION PAUL BUENTELLO: Please do this at Bellator 48. PLEASE.
“The only great failure in life is the failure to try.” -Some old wise man, probably with a large beard
Fail is sort of like porn. You can’t really define it properly, but you know it when you see it. And brother, we’ve seen some fail watching our favorite sport. It can happen anytime, from walking out to the ring, to celebrating your victory (see above), and anytime between. We here at CagePotato hold MMA and fighters in our highest regard … but we still like to point and laugh every once in a while. Allow us to present to you our first (in what we assume will be many) installment of MMA Fails.
Now let’s get it on!
All fights start on the feet, and that initial free-movement phase can be tricky. How to close the distance? There’s plenty of opportunities to reach for the stars and pull off something ninja, but that also leaves a fighter open to failure.
Option A: Rush in with something spectacular
Luis Palomino was *this close* to being everyone’s hero that night.
What was his plan? Was this going to be a Chun Li heel stomp?
Amazingly, there is no GIF version of this with an oil slick or banana peel.
The classic fight-opening gambit fail. Good thing Jennum had ninjustu.