Saturday, November 14, 2015

On Nov 1, 2014 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, world-ranked Muay Thai fighter Jonathan “Jungle Doctor” Tuhu took on a much larger opponent. And by larger larger, we mean a full foot taller and clearly in a weight class above his own. But as the famous quote goes, it’s not about the size of the lion in the fight, it’s about the size of the fight in the lion. Tuhu uses his speed advantage and dangerously trades back and forth with his much larger opponent. He has to survive a couple scary kicks and solid knees before throwing an amazing timed spin kick to the head of his opponent. And that was all she wrote. The opponent falls flat to the canvas like a tree that had just been cut down with a chainsaw.

Tuhu, 65kg (143 lbs) is a protege of Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland’s famed Staunch Top Team.

HFS origins

One of the owners of the dominant and defining league in mixed martial arts was asked once to define the power of the sport.

“… there’s the holy s— factor,” he explained. “Actually, they said ‘the holy f—ing s— factor.’ It happens at every fight. At least one or two times in every show, whether you say it out loud or you say it to yourself, you go, ‘holy shit did that just happen?’ I mean, you might see somebody do a flip, get kicked in the head, get knocked out with a punch. At some point, you’re going ‘whoah, did that just happen? Did I really just see that?’ That’s the nucleus of what our product is.”

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