Fitzpatrick is a freshman at the Clay Guida School of Head Movement.
Proud member of the Potato Nation Logan Wendt (AKA logdog52) sent us video evidence of his amateur debut in Lebanon, Missouri back in March. We figure Logan sent us the video because not only did he win, he won quickly via choking the other guy right the hell out. Running down our “Do We Post It?” checklist, we see:
Well, ok, we’re sold. We salute you, logdog52, for actually getting out from behind your keyboard and into a cage. Nice, playa.
Video starts out with the fighters entrances; Logan comes in to “TNT” like he’s serious about wrecking shop. His opponent, Ryan Fitzpatrick, is admittedly not so impressive, but as logdog says himself, “What do you expect in amateurs, right?” Fight starts at 1:53 if you’re impatient.
The fight starts and Logan sticks his opponent with a left jab that activates the bobblehead setting on Fitzpatrick. A couple of leg kicks and hooks and now the poor guy just wants a hug, so Logan kindly hugs Fitzpatrick right around the throatal-neck area until he goes peacefully to sleep.
Or maybe not so peacefully. As Logan tells us, “I caught him in a nice Mckenzitine in just 30 seconds of round 1. I actually had to choke him out twice before the ref stopped it. He goes limp and falls to the floor and the ref moved in to look at him and I kind of let off a bit but he started to wiggle so I wrenched it back up!”
So here’s to you, Mr First Time Fight Winner Guy. Not only did you manage to train and fight while being a poor student, you also managed to scrape up the cash to pay for a decent recording of your bout. And for that, we thank you.