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MMA Hall of Shame: Joe Son’s Leopard-Print Thong

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Despite his woeful lack of judgement last weekend at UFC 133, Dennis Hallman can only claim to have the second-most-embarrassing ring attire in MMA history. The #1 spot still belongs to actor-rapist Joe Son and his ass-exposing leopard-print thong.

Nearly seven years after his sole Octagon appearance at UFC 4, in which he had his nuts destroyed by Keith Hackney, Son re-emerged for a trio of fights in 2002, all of which he lost in the first round via injury or terror. His Japanese MMA debut against Yusuke Imamura at Pride The Best Vol. 1 was especially infamous. Joe came out to the ring wearing a bowler-hat (in honor of his role as “Random Task” in Austin Powers), white eye-shadow, and the aforementioned ass-floss.

You can see clips of the debacle in the above highlight-reel. Skip to the 2:14-2:28 mark to witness the PRIDE rope-crew earn their paychecks in the most humiliating way possible. As with his two subsequent fights, Son tapped before his opponent could inflict any apparent damage. But by that point, he had violated every set of eyeballs in the audience. Joe Son, you are truly MMA’s Worst Person Ever.

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XENOPHON- August 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm
@Me likey

Yeah maybe your right. Yet, from the the pulse of CP news releases, and some others not covered here, I've the gut feeling that some big news stories are going to be filling the pipe before the end of the summer.
Me likey- August 10, 2011 at 1:42 pm
@xenophon. that is way too thought out and makes way too much sense.
XENOPHON- August 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm
After some thought, I don't think Dana really cares about the shorts fighters wear in the UFC. Their track record shows that many fighters have sported a sling.

Instead, I think that the last UFC was really a showcase for Dana. With the possible competitive threat from Viacom and the Elite brand, I now think Dana was using the event for the G4 / Comcast deal he has to get signed.

As I said before, the executives from G4 would have major problems with the UFC, as their channel today impacts the executives programming mindset for children/video gamers.

He was caught off guard, and that is why he chastised his event management. I am sure that if there are executive talks with G4, the event staff are not in the loop.
Peetee- August 10, 2011 at 11:51 am
He's wearing a leopard-print thong with the text "pride" on them..?
XENOPHON- August 10, 2011 at 11:27 am
Regardless of lack of judgement, sponsor insistence, or the loss of a bet to ones team...Cage Potato (and Dana) seems to have forgot about the Ultimate Fighter 4 and Shonie Carter's gold bling-sling.
Me likey- August 10, 2011 at 9:00 am
i still like him better than rashad.
Fried Taco- August 10, 2011 at 8:28 am
Those ring dudes were hoping to get a chance to grab his ass.