Thursday, September 28, 2017

When audience members were challenged to take on a champion sumo wrestler at an event in San Diego, one tiny lady with a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu jumped at the chance to show what she could do.

The unlikely match-up took place at the finale of a ‘Sumo Sushi’ event in San Diego and featured U.S sumo champion Kelly Gneiting, who stands 6ft tall and weighs in at 400lb.

Aptly nicknamed ‘The Fat Man of Steel,’ Gneiting also holds the Guinness record for being, ‘the heaviest person to complete a marathon,’ after completing the Los Angeles marathon in 9hrs 48mins and 42 seconds back in 2011.

At the other end of the size spectrum, stood the plucky challenger, Debbie Micev, who weighed just 100lbs, but had a secret weapon – a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

In fact, Micev also had several years of muay thai experience too and had competed in several smokers, grappling tournaments, and even an amateur MMA bout.

Unfazed by the man mountain in front of her, Micev went after Gneiting with gusto, though she wasn’t exactly playing by the rules and instead looked to utilize her submission skills.

As such, she hopped onto the vast expanse of Gneiting’s belly, then looked to wrap his neck for a guillotine choke and in the scramble that followed as he fell to the floor she locked in an armbar that tapped him out.

”Debbie, you’re not supposed to beat the champion once he’s down,” the announcer joked.   “This is not Jiu-Jitsu!”

If you’re now expecting Micev to go on to become the next Ronda Rousey then you’re likely to be setting yourself up for disappointment though, as it turns out martial arts is just one of her talents, given that at the time this video was taken she was also believed to have also been pursuing a career in the legal profession.

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