(Video bought to you by Zombie Prophet, of course)
On the list of “9 Questions You Should Never Ask in an MMA Interview”, it comes in at number one. At first it seems like a win-win situation to spar with a professional fighter. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to test your skill against an idol; you get some entertaining footage; and, most importantly, no one expects you to actually win so there should be no pressure. Unfortunately, no one expects you to perform a Lesnaresque pirouette after every half-hearted love tap, either.
All joking aside, hats off to this dude for gloving up, taking some abuse, and filming it all in higher quality than 90% of the professional organizations out there. You’ve got to admire someone foolhardy enough to spend five minutes locked in a cage with Martin Kampmann, even if he isn’t really trying…at all. This reporter may be getting knocked down and tossed around, but he’s got a smile on his face right up until the final seconds of the match when he gets choked unconscious. What a story he’ll have a story to tell his mustachioed grand children one day.