If you are going to get into a fight, the last I would get into one against is an MMA fighter. Especially someone who’s in the UFC and has been a world champion.
Due to the movie Fist Fight coming out this Friday, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman wrote a blog post for Champions.co in lieu of it being #FistFightWeek involving an incident early in his career with current UFC light heavyweight Gian Villante at a club with wannabe “gangsters”. Here are some highlights:
“I was maybe 2-0 as a pro, and Villante and I were at a club with some friends, when some major juiceheads walked in,” Weidman wrote.
“These three guys were real wannabe gangsters, wearing big chains, dressed up like pretend drug dealers or something. But they were big dudes, like 6’4,” 270, and they started stone-facing everyone, shouldering people as they took a lap to circle around the club.
“I ran outside and see these other guys are in their car, talking crap to Villante. VIllante looks way tougher than me, he looks way scarier than me, so these guys won’t get out of their car, but they’re just talking [expletive]. Finally, one guy ends up saying “alright, let’s go around the block.”
“So Villante decides to open up the back door and get in the car with the three juiceheads, and they got all mad. Still, they didn’t get out of the car and try to fight him. Of course, as soon as I opened my mouth, once, the biggest one of them all stormed out of his car and comes right for me.
“So the biggest wannabe of them all runs over to me and throws an overhand right. It was clear as day, slow motion, the most typical punch you can throw.
“He threw the punch and I just covered up. Then, I went for an underhook, and I knee picked him down to the ground. As I knee picked him, he pulled my shirt, and now he’s on his back and I’m just standing over him. Instead of throwing punches to a grounded opponent, I just started slapping him around a bit: backhand, slap across the face, backhand, into my forehand. I even gave him a noogie and just laughed; the bouncers eventually pulled me off, but everyone was laughing by now.”
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