(Check out the high kick from Tom at the end. It sure freaked the cameraman out and shut his whole operation down. Props: MMA Videos.)
Yeah, that’s Tom Atencio in the camo trunks getting his scrap on against David Martinez back in 2005. You have to like the intensity and aggression from t-shirt guy. He is not afraid to come right after you, guns a-blazin’. He went on the win this fight via decision and it cemented his place as the rare fight promoter who actually has the grapefruits to get in and fight. But apparently the positive attention that’s been coming his way since he agreed to his second MMA fight has only emboldened him to get more proactive about painting Dana White as a total punk. First he suggested that maybe Dana should try being an actual tough guy, rather than just talking like one. And now he’s stopping just short of issuing a full-on challenge.
Atencio says he’d fight Dana White "in a heartbeat," but also admits that a) it probably won’t ever happen, and b) even if it did, it would probably be a pretty crappy fight. That’s called keeping it real, people. But honestly? The more I see of Atencio in action the more I start to think he might put a serious hurting on DW if they ever got in the cage together. Just look at this killer:
Check out the emotionless expression. You see, what Tom’s doing here is beating some ass. What he’s not doing is feeling one way or another about it.