2 Nov 2009 10:43:12 AM
You know you’re somebody in the world of mixed martial arts when A/V genius Genghis Con makes you the subject of one of his mesmerizing videos. That’s why we’re still waiting for that highlight reel featuring clips of us sitting at our computers to the tune of obscure Japanese pop bands (and we won’t wait forever, Genghis), but in the meantime we can entertain ourselves with some of the Con’s most recent work on new Strikeforce signee Marius "The Raging Demon" Zaromskis. It’s everything we’ve come to expect from our favorite video editing machine. The video game-esque music is the perfect compliment to Zaromskis’ ridiculous string of head kick KO’s, and nothing tells you that the guy has a Street Fighter II-like overconfidence in himself quite like the attempted backflip attack at the 2:37 mark.
Not that we can’t understand the reasoning behind it, but we’re still a little disappointed in the change of nickname for Zaromskis. Sure, "The Whitemare" is the kind of thing that might not play in the U.S., but at least it’s unique. "Raging Demon" sounds like a skateboard company started by a group of guys who dropped out of community college. The very least Strikeforce could do is to give him a nickname that is as quirky and uncommon as his last one, even if he ends up hating it as much as Gegard Mousasi despises his.