Ladies and gentlemen, meet the future of the sport.
This little tyke is Tarec Saffiedine‘s two-year-old son, shown here during a recent sofa-training session. From his vicious leg kicks (look familiar?) to his jackhammer-esque ground-and-pound, Sponge Jr. already possesses the kind of skills that would make the Ruffo Brothers and Pretty Boy Bam Bam piss themselves. And he’s still so young in the sport. Can you imagine how nasty this kid will be when he’s five?
As for his daddy Tarec, the former Strikeforce welterweight champ is slated to make his UFC debut against Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 8 on July 27th. And if Saffiedine has to pull out of that fight last minute due to a gnarly cut and a shattered knee suffered in training, well, you’ll all know who to blame.