We all love a good challenge between sheer strength and skill…
Since the early days of the UFC, the battle between size and skill has been a popular one. Especially in Japan, ‘freak show’ fights are the highest selling in the countries history. Holding the record for biggest selling fight in Japan was Bob Sapp vs. Akebono.
In the UFC it was Royce Gracie who often played the role of smaller man. Facing giants in the days before weight classes, the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu legend won multiple UFC tournaments. Things are a little different now.
Size vs. Skill
Although modern MMA has proved that skill and training is often far more useful than size or strength, people are still wanting to test the theory. Like a dog that keeps taunting a porcupine, the big dudes rarely learn their lesson.
Case in point: today’s video, featuring a Jiu Jistu brown belt (female), a Jiu Jitsu black belt (male) and a large bodybuilder (male). The video illustrates our point perfectly.
Bodybuilder takes an ass whooping from a Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and woman student (Piet Wilhelm & Jordan Patrick at Triton Fight Center).
Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time this very gentleman has tried his luck at fighting a martial artist. Even more interesting, it was this very gym he tried his luck at the first time. You can probably guess how that went.
If you are ever in town and want to try your luck with a Jiu Jitsu player, Triton is situated at 2205 N Willow Av., Oklahoma.
Black belts who train at Triton gym include:
Piet Wilhelm (October 23, 2010)
John Church (December 8, 2012)
Mike Harris (Jan 19, 2013)
Mike Ballestero (Dec 14, 2013)
Ricardo Jimenez (March 22, 2014)
Thomas Williams (July 28, 2014)
Omar French (Dec 6, 2014)
Reed (Dec 6, 2014)
Leon Nasr (Dec 5, 2015)
Jake Linnabery (June 4, 2016)
Rodney Davidson (June 4, 2016)
David Burkus (October 15, 2016)
Venn Johns (October 17, 2016)
Jimmy Oban (October 17, 2016)
Ian Buchanan (November 6, 2016)