It’s pretty much a given at this point that cages are the far superior enclosure for most, if not all, combat sports. While it is true that the cage obscures the average spectator’s view a bit more, it also drastically reduces their chances of seeing two grown ass men crawl to the center of the canvas and reset a position after the ref is forced to call breaksies on account of the ropes (it’s MMA’s version of the “walk of shame,” really.). It also prevents the above from happening…unless you are James Irvin.
Our buddies over at KnockoutFootage dropped this gem on us earlier today. In it, you will find two kickboxers; one dons the yellow trunks, the other appears to be African American. Yellow trunks guy — who bears a striking resemblance to Michael Jeter – snatches up a devastating Thai clinch a la Silva vs. Jackson II and proceeds to knee his opponent’s personality through the back of his skull. Being that his opponent doesn’t posses Roy Nelson’s chin of Goron, he goes down. But instead of being cradled by the tender embrace of the cage, Firetrunks tumbles through the ropes and lands head first on the unforgiving concrete below.
There is only one comment currently posted on the video’s Youtube page. It reads, “And that kids, is why we have the octagon.” Fin.