(Fight starts at the 2 minute mark. Props to @knockoutfootage for the find.)
If there’s one thing that most MMA bloodbaths have in common, it’s that they are often long fought, back-and-forth battles that leave both fighters looking like a DMX album cover before all is said and done. There are exceptions, of course, like Sakuraba vs. Arona – where one fighter in particular does the bleeding and the other simply receives the runoff, so to speak — but even those fights are typically longer than five minute affairs.
The AFC 6 battle that took place between Jasmin Popara and. Ranis Ali Smajlovic over the weekend, however, contradicts everything we have come to know about MMA bloodbaths. This Slovenian horror film of a fight lasts approximately two minutes, yet manages to spill more blood than the hallway scene in Oldboy + every MMA fight ever. We’ve poured beakers full of liquid into other beakers full of liquid and determined that there is no legitimate science to back just how quickly Smajlovic manages to excrete 2 gallons of blood onto his opponent’s torso. None. And did I mention we have beakers?
CagePotato Ban: Hemophiliacs being allowed to compete in MMA.