Thanks to the Internet, MMA fighters have the ability to see what part of their persona is being obsessed over by their fans, and tweak it to draw a reaction. We saw this previously with Fedor Emelianenko, who found out that his sweater had become mythical, so he did a TV interview wearing a Daffy Duck pullover in order to test our loyalty. In the same way, Diego Sanchez‘s infamous "Yes!" cage-entrance has become such a "thing" now that he’s performing variations of it for our amusement. The above footage came from last night’s Countdown to UFC 107 special on Spike, and it kind of makes you wonder how much of the Nightmare’s craziness is intentionally calculated. Is he making fun of his own quirkiness by Yes!ing in cartwheel form, or is he completely oblivious to how weird this looks?
And by the way, can a person really invent something like the Yes Cartwheel? It’s like, hey, I’m doing pushups while shouting "yes!" so I invented the Yes Pushup. Or, I’m riding the subway with my pants around my ankles, so I invented the Yes Subway Ride. I could do this all day. And I would, but I have a train to catch.