There has been a lot of talk over the past few weeks in regards to “bath salts” an their effect on the human body. A friend of mine described them as “meth on PCP,” and said that they tend to make one feel “like Superman on a Chris Benoit-esque roid rage,” with side effects ranging from hallucinations, paranoia, and wet farts all the way to the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound and absorb a speeding bullet without batting an eye. Let’s just say that he’s “a doctor.”
Well, after watching Galore Bosando’s recent destruction of Wendle Lewis at a May 26th UCMMA event in London, I can only assume that we have witnessed the first case of bath salt abuse in MMA. Because there is no other logical explanation as to how exactly Bosando was able to deliver such an onslaught of spinning kick attacks, combining an inhuman level of flexibility with an, and I use this term at the risk of sounding racist, “explosiveness” that just doesn’t seem attainable without a narcotic level stimulant running through one’s veins.
Welterweights of the greater London area take notice, because it appears that Melvin Guillard and Melvin Manhoef mixed their DNA in a petri dish, combined it with 4 pounds of C-4, and mailed it to England in a bag full of hammers. The resulting explosion created Galore Basando.
Check out the MMA equivalent of Shaolin Soccer below.
(Things start to get interesting around the 8 minute mark.)
Currently 3-1 as a professional, with his only loss coming by way of DQ (illegal knee), Bosando is definitely an up and comer to keep an eye out for. Of course, being that he’s from the other side of the pond, having him face a wrestler would give us a much better picture of just where he’s at as a mixed martial artist. In either case, his ability to use his kicks as jabs and keep his opponents at a distance ala Dennis Siver is impressive as anything you’re going to see today. Unless you decide to try out bath salts, in which case, make sure to avoid the Pterodactyls on Mount Crom, because those sonsabitches are vicious.