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Knockout of the Week: Justice Is Served for Glove-Tap Faker

(Props: via MMA Scraps. Fight starts at the 0:19 mark.)

It’s one of the biggest bitch-moves in MMA — acting like you’re going to tap gloves at the start of a fight like a gentleman, and then launching a surprise attack as soon as your opponent is in range. (For examples, see here, here, and here.) At a Legacy FC event in Houston on July 31st, JR Fuller decided to try the unsportsmanlike technique himself, but instead of firing an overhand right like the successful fakers that came before him, he shoots for a takedown. Big mistake. Jonathan Harris throws a perfectly-timed knee, Fuller eats it and hits the mat face-first, Tyson Griffin-style. The official time of the stoppage was 0:05, but the jackass was really out within two seconds. Proving once again, boys and girls: Cheaters never prosper

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dogpt3- August 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm
seriously cage potato fuck you. how much did you get paid for putting that shit up? oh and since im drunk. Fuck mike russ and his hipster mma wannabe ass. Stupid canadians. Only viable canadians are from toronto and based on his stupid style im guessing hes from saskat, calgary or winnipeg
Dick_Gozenya- August 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm
*in the key of a plaintive trombone*

Wah Wah Waaaaaaaahhhhhhh
sPeLLcHeCkEr- August 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm
Harris didn't look like he was coming out to tap gloves, he was looking to engage, at least right up until the very last second. I gotta give Fuller the benefit of the doubt on this one... If someone came forward like Harris, I think I'd forget about the glove-tap too and maybe shoot... just not, er, like eating a knee in the process...?
EDoggFunkMonk- August 5, 2010 at 9:33 am
I don't think he was going for the glove tap. Besides, they need to take the glove tap out of MMA. The fighters touch gloves before the bell. I think it's smart when fighters refuse to touch gloves before fighting.

And the guy getting KTFO, why did he run straight at his knees like that??? He was looking for a way out of that fight... 5 seconds in.
Japanadian- August 5, 2010 at 9:03 am
Harris should have gone for the fake post fight handshake
Stak40- August 5, 2010 at 8:43 am
I think it would be funny if someone came out faked the glove tap and kicked his opponent in the nuts. That person should be disqualified and fired but if your going to be a bitch than go all out and be the best bitch you can!
jimbonics- August 5, 2010 at 8:34 am

certainly appears that homeboy was wary douchington mckenzie might try and pull a bitch move. Maybe he got tipped off?


Fuck I should make it before he does. Starring Roger Huerta as Joeseph "Crib Stimp" Simpson.
Goog- August 5, 2010 at 8:33 am
That was 2" and a micro-second from being illegal as he almost had either knee down. How fucking funny would it be if he'd won that via DQ? It would go down as the fastest win. Think about it.
PortlandMMA- August 5, 2010 at 8:13 am
@ Jimbonics

That the title of the next Hector Echevarria film.
ytrebil- August 5, 2010 at 8:12 am
None of them look that committed to the 'glove tap' to be fair.
No Leftovers- August 5, 2010 at 8:05 am
Funniest MMA video ever.
itsgalf- August 5, 2010 at 7:57 am
Stewbaby01- August 5, 2010 at 7:55 am
Got what he deserved. Goodnight!
rearnakedchickenchoke- August 5, 2010 at 7:54 am
k-onda- August 5, 2010 at 7:51 am
Wow, what a douche move. Actually, I gotta say thanks to the douche. Watching a knee land clean is sweet, but watching a knee land cleanly on a pos douche putz, is amazing.
PS, really, I think cheaters don't prosper about 15-20% of the time, but who's counting.
jimbonics- August 5, 2010 at 7:46 am
Cage Justice!
Lysol- August 5, 2010 at 7:35 am
Normally I'd consider this post fighter bashing, but if you even think about attempting such a bitch move, you aren't a fighter.
Viva Hate- August 5, 2010 at 7:33 am
Props to Harris for the KO and also adding insult to injury by showing true sportsmanship and holding up mid swing and not inflicting anymore unnecessary damage.

And some words for Fuller, you got knocked the fuck out!
SweetAfflictionShirt- August 5, 2010 at 7:32 am