The most amazing acts of mid-fight mockery in MMA history


#1. Frank Shamrock vs. Bas Rutten III
Pancrase: Truth 5

Bas "El Guapo" Rutten loves to fight, almost too much. He's so excitable that he actually draws "R"s on the back of his hands to remind himself to "relax" during a fight.

Frank Shamrock knew all this and, maybe stupidly, decided that a lunatic Bas Rutten would be safer to fight than a tactical Bas Rutten, so he spent a lot of the fight f------ with Bas. It's a technique he's used often in his career. El Guapo kept his cool at first, landing kicks and knees and opening a cut over Frank's eye, but everything changed when Frank took it to the ground and the two of them started battling for leglocks.

You don't see a lot of leglocks in mixed martial arts because an effective escape is just sitting up and blasting your opponent in the face until he lets go. Bas Rutten knows this defense. However, under the Pancrase rules in effect then, the fighters can't punch, they can only use palm strikes. So as Bas Rutten bitch-slapped his way out of the leglock, Frank baited him with silly faces. He was actually trying to get Bas to form a fist, knowing it would lead to a penalty red card.

Did it work?

Yes, Frank's master plan of getting punched worked. In the same way "jumping" works for getting down an elevator shaft. Bas lost his temper, made a fist, and thumped it into the cut on Frank Shamrock's grinning head. This gave him a red card, but it also started the fight back on the feet where Bas had every advantage. He was also now strangely energized.

Bas came out like a killing machine and Shamrock came out like a man with a recently-smashed head wound. Bas landed a knee and almost pulled Frank's spine out with a standing guillotine choke. Soon the cut on Shamrock's opened so far that the doctors stopped the fight.

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6/25/11 11:08 AM by Coolface_Awesomeson

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6/25/11 8:03 AM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

What UFC Unleashed games has he written dialogue for? Because I can't say I've played even one Unleashed game. As for the dialogue in the UFC UNDISPUTED games, it isn't like that's exactly the screenplay of a Lumet film. I think his humor articles are great, his comics are fantastic but this whole business of behind the scenes dialogue? Seems like you, who post "Everytime Sean gets mentioned" are glomming on to your boy's name each time in hopes of looking cool. Get the name of the game right unless a dialogue heavy RPG called Unleashed exists.

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6/25/11 7:58 AM by Slapsymaxi

Umm...I'm confused, what happened with Goodridge?Max

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6/25/11 7:20 AM by buhjayjay

A lot of the examples people are suggesting have already been featured in other cracked articles which is why, I imagine, they are not in this one.

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6/25/11 5:34 AM by jaseprobst

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6/25/11 5:28 AM by Dead Again

 Datsik made a mockery of himself and probably would have lost that fight if not for the bullshit standup after he pulled that guys hair like a bitch.

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Seanbaby writes all the mma stuff for cracked. Funny guy, I remember reading that he challenged Uwe Boll to a boxing match but Boll opted out when he found out that Sean actually trains.