Based on Internet accounts, this Asian student was given less than a warm welcome to his new school by the resident meathead jocks. The apparent alpha male of the group is seemingly appointed to show the new kid where he belongs in the school pecking order. Surrounded by classmates behind the bleachers, the shirtless jock is eager to impress his peers and lay the new kid to waste. Unbeknownst to him, his chosen target has a background in martial arts training and things are about to take a turn for the unexpected.
It’s apparent from the start of the video that the crowd is rallying in support of the jock. The cameraman is even heard mocking the new kid’s heritage as he yells out in a stereotypical and rather poor attempt at an Asian accent. As the fight begins, it’s clear who has the upper hand and it’s definitely not the fan-favorite. The martial artist here is at a distinct size disadvantage but that doesn’t seem to matter. He unloads a few blistering combinations before suplexing his larger opponent and following up with a series of ground strikes. The jock gets back up to his feet but the martial artist continues to press the action— backing him up with several more unanswered strikes before the jock eventually concedes defeat and walks away… so much for school spirit.
What Is The UnderGround?
Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez begins his greatest work with a description of the beginning. “At that time Macondo was a village of twenty adobe houses, built on the bank of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs. The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point.”
The UnderGround was founded when mixed martial arts was so recent that many things lacked names, including the sport itself. Kirik Jenness had written the first book on MMA, the 600-page “Fighter’s Notebook.” But there was no known market for it, so the Internet seemed the only possible source. They grabbed some URLs for $200 each (there was no GoDaddy yet) and the best sounding one was SubmissionFighting.com. They partnered with an early, early news site called FightingTalk, and the founder of that site suggested calling it “The UnderGround.”
That was in 1998.
Eventually, too many people showed up looking for weird things, so they switched to another URL they had acquired – mixedmartialarts.com. Then the UFC switched to UFC.tv, so they switched to MMA.tv. Then when the name mixed martial arts became official, they eventually moved their site for the hardcore fanbase back to mixedmartialarts.com.