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Sign of the Apocalypse #631: Dwarf Cage Fighting

Props to Fightlinker (I guess) for turning us on to this kinda depressing video of two “little people” fighting each other in a 6′x6′ cage for the amusement of a bunch of drunken hicks in a Tampa-area honkey-tonk. After a fierce back-and-forth battle, Chip “Demo” Santiago defeats the much larger Jason “Short Dog” Jones via guillotine choke, and referee Herb Dean climbs in to make it official. Seriously.

Dwarf Cage Fighting’s official website explains their operation thusly:

Dwarf cage fighting is a unique event. Dwarfs fight mixed martial arts in a smaller scale UFC style cage. [Ed. note: It's a dog cage, basically.] These might be little people; but they have big skills. They train just like other fighters, grappling, boxing, kickboxing, jiu jitsu, sambo, muay thai, and more. Often times fans leave with a look of shock on their faces when they see the skill level these micro athletes display…If you want the most SHOCKING [Ed. note: Because they're so skilled!], Unusual, guaranteed pull at your nightclub, you need to email us today!

The website also has a link to a St. Petersburg Times profile on Demo Santiago, where it’s revealed that DCF’s champion and marquee fighter is a former operations manager at UPS who married one normal-sized woman then impregnated another, and has put in work as everything from a St. Patrick’s Day bar leprechaun to a Valentine’s Day cupid. He also doesn’t need your pity:

“Where were you when people are making fun of me on the streets?” he asks anyone concerned. “Why are you trying to take money out of my hand?” … Santiago jumped at an idea suggested by his promoter. Ultimate cage fighting is a hit. So is the TLC reality show Little People, Big World. Why not dwarf ultimate fighting cage matches?

“It’s like TLC meets Spike TV,” Santiago says.

Fair enough. I just wish the cages were bigger. What do you think, people? Dwarves: Good or bad for the sport?

Related: Germany or Florida?

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Anonymous- October 2, 2008 at 7:02 am
Worst thing I've ever seen, even though im on this site 5 times a day I will probably never come back based on the fact that you legitamitely asked what people thought of this like it could possibly be good for the sport or something....don't get me wrong though I definitley would be in on fighting those 100 midgets.
Pokinatcha- October 1, 2008 at 4:12 pm
I thought they were kidding about the Herb Dean part!

That guy does work everywhere!
Kenbo- October 1, 2008 at 3:04 pm
Dwarves? Why not?
We already have Faber fighting dont we?
Anything under 150pds looks the same and qualifies as midgets..

If youre lighter than Gina, then I dont care.
Me- October 1, 2008 at 2:56 pm
HAHAHA that crap is hilarious J. Though it shows how fake it is, that crap was killin me. They throw the same crap around each time, one gets almost knocked out every punch while trying to throw the same knee. I expected to see 2 kids at the corner ropes with little handles and buttons they were pulling to make them punch and kick.

Sounds like the crowd is yelling Oh-lay! every time one takes a hit too.
J- October 1, 2008 at 1:15 pm

I have no doubt , this will be the fight of the week if the bens see it. The first handstand double heal kick drops at at bout 1:35
J- October 1, 2008 at 1:11 pm
Its not a real midget fight unless the the "flying handstand double heal kick" is involved , link coming shortly.
Juan Blanco- October 1, 2008 at 12:49 pm
That little dude flies around like Yoda!
LukeTheDuke- October 1, 2008 at 11:34 am
At first i was like "What." but then i remembered why i train, and what it does for power to these dudes for stepping up and raging.
KTFO- October 1, 2008 at 4:32 am
Herb Dean wasn't part of the show, he just happened to be walking by the bar and smelled the submission. Also this is a video of Ken-Flo vs. Butterbean mini clones. And please remember people, just because they are 1/8 our size does not mean they only deserve 1/8 of our respect.
Damian- October 1, 2008 at 4:14 am
1.) This looks kinda staged ( there is no way little midget arms wield knockout power yet they stagger after punched, Remember they still have adult heads but baby arms.)
2.) There is no way they can choke someone, They have midget arms

Scott Whitt- October 1, 2008 at 2:53 am
What's that I see in the distance? The end of Western Civilization.
I cannot believe that you guys were able to make all the way through the match. It was worse than one of those 5 disc King of The Cage DVD sets.
shitwhistle- October 1, 2008 at 2:38 am
krazy kracker, I can tell your not a dwarf
if you were, you might feel differently - and by that, I mean you'd feel with real small hands....

..... as opposed to normal ones
dreams come true- October 1, 2008 at 12:19 am
ufc fan mums a dwarf she need a ladder to lick my sack the filthy little tart. u can have her i will miss the little slag tho and all have to bye a new football
Anonymous- September 30, 2008 at 11:19 pm
omg, da sight of herb dean poppin out of no where just maks me shit my pants
NealTaflinger- September 30, 2008 at 11:17 pm
Old news, brosephine. I actually shot a "little person" MMA fight for a DVD a few years back. I had forgotten it...until now.
Anonymous- September 30, 2008 at 11:16 pm
dat is one swole ass lil man. but clearly he's in a wrong weight class
UFC fan- September 30, 2008 at 11:13 pm
I thing Fluf guy really wants to have sex with midgets.
RAMPAGE- September 30, 2008 at 11:06 pm
TUF Guy i say we get 2 hundred i never thought of that but it would be sweet man u take a hundred ill take a hundred!!!
MMA FAN- September 30, 2008 at 11:00 pm
it's just doesn't help the sport at all.
WARMINI- September 30, 2008 at 10:41 pm
MIKE SHAE- September 30, 2008 at 9:53 pm
Krazy Kracker- September 30, 2008 at 9:30 pm
This was bullshit. Fake knees, fake staggering, fake guillotine. I think someone's been watching too much WWE. Everything about this sport would be a joke and would garner zero demand, unless from other "midgets". The audience is able to shove them through their kennel and send them flying. Complete freak show. Give me a fucking break.
TUF Guy- September 30, 2008 at 8:54 pm
I am getting jitters just thinking about picking up two midgets, one with each hand, and then swing them around hitting the rest of them. Then when they are all down (no pun) just kick the two that I was holding as high into the air as possible while screaming as loud as I can because I can't hold in the happiness. I would probably have an orgasm during all of that. I swear that's what would happen.
Me- September 30, 2008 at 8:44 pm
oh and that's no mini-kenflo....that's Joe "Little Sonny" Stevenson, you can see it all over him during his signature move at the end.
d0zer- September 30, 2008 at 8:44 pm
*In charming British accent* I thought I smelled cabbage...