Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson teaches Matt Serra a cool move

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a well-known astrophysicist who is perhaps best known for being the host of 2014’s ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ on Fox. Many people do not know however that he was also a wrestler in both high school (where he was the captain of the team) and college at Harvard. Brains AND brawn? What a catch!

According to NDT (Neil deGrasse Tyson) “Wrestling is the hardest thing to do. Anyone who says something else is the hardest thing has never wrestled.”

In the video below, we see Neil deGrasse Tyson showing former UFC welterweight champ Matt Serra a cool wrestling move following an interview on the podcast UFC Unfiltered.

The move starts with Serra already on the ground and NDT on top. NDT then isolates one of Serra’s arms and steps over his head and according to the astrophysicist there isn’t much Serra can do from there even if he wanted to.

Using this maneuver, NDT is in full control of Serra’s body. He also points out that both of his hands are free in this position, enabling him to land some ground and pound if he so chooses.

The well-known astrophysicist and science communicator is also an author, known for his 2007 popular science book ‘Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries’ as well as his latest work ‘Astrophysics for People in a Hurry’ that came out just a few weeks ago.

Ready for the best :50 seconds of your life? Neil deGrasse Tyson wrestling Matt Serra ⬇️ #UFCUnfiltered

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ABOUT NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON:
Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003. [Source: Wiki]

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