Sometimes unskilled fighters produce the best fights…
Streetbeefs is an organization which promotes less-than-legal combat sports. Back in the day, however, this was the only way to do it.
Recently the promotion released video of a shocking match-up between two female fighters with little-to-no actual MMA training.
According to the organizers of Steetbeefs, they were tired of seeing disputes between people in their area leading to unorganized violence. Now the promotion simply pits two disputing parties against one another in a controlled setting.
Here is how they describe their work:
STREETBEEFS is dedicated to stopping senseless killings in streets by giving angry beefing enemies a safe controlled place to fight and agree to squash the beef with the respect earned for stepping into SATANS BACKYARD! We believe with the proper training networking and global reach we can make a STREETBEEFS in every city nationwide and put an to senseless killings over reasons that can easily be remediated by properly trained STREET BEEFS STAFF.
The Art of Fighting Larger Opponents
An interesting part about the fights this organization puts on is that the beefing parties are not divided by weight class or ability. As such, you’ll occasionally get to see two fighters of vastly different size compete against each other.
Small guy vs. big guy fights are rarities these days. This was a sacrifice the sport had to make in order to be sanctioned by the athletic commissions. Some unsanctioned promotions still keep the practice alive, however.
The idea that a larger opponent always has an advantage over a smaller one was a fallacy jiu-jitsu proved false. Often the smaller fighter has a speed advantage over their larger opponent as well.
Female David vs. Goliath Fight
The promotion doesn’t allow grabbing of any kind which turned out to be a significant disadvantage for the larger fighter in this bout. Early in the second round, the denim-clad fighter attempted to headlock her opponent. Doing so briefly allowed her to land some shots but the ref eventually made her give it up.
If you are wondering why these two are “beefing” with each other, all the promotion would release is that there has been a longstanding issue between the two regarding gossip and rumors. So, similar to Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw, in other words.
Streetbeefs claims to save lives by eliminating weapons and keeping fights 1-on-1 and they are probably right.
Their website continues to state:
No guns, No knives, No gang of friends jumping in.
Just you, your Foe, the referee, and a group of spectators.
We’ve settled hundreds of disputes in our area with this method, and hope to settle THOUSANDS more, all while entertaining our viewers.
Some of our fighters are just 2 guys who wanna fight for sport or to test themselves. So occasionally you’ll see sporting fights mixed in with our beef fights.
StreetBeefs fighters form a bond with each other and develop lasting friendships, and we take pride in providing a safer outlet for aggressive young men and women to solve disagreements without killing each other or going to jail.