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Informals: Brave baldie challenges MMA fighter, highlight reel ensues

The shaved-headed ‘weekend warrior’ seen here shows no signs of quit against a vastly more skilled adversary, MMA fighter Branden Tupou.
There is a think line sometimes between bravery and concussion.

There is a think line sometimes between bravery and concussion.

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If anything is learned from this video, it’s that resilience and tenacity can come straight from the heart. While training helps one acquire skill and conditioning, the drive to move forward while being battered is in no small part innate.

The shorter, shaved-headed ‘weekend warrior’ seen here shows no discernible technique, no sign he has spent any time a fight gym, and he shows no quit against a vastly more skilled adversary. California-based, amateur MMA fighter Branden Tupou, lays a butt-whooping on him the likes of which is rarely seen.

Astonishingly, the challenger doesn’t seem to mind a bit, even after going out. In fact, the untrained slugger in this barnburner continues to come back for more after enduring a devastating assortment of attacks that range from rapid-fire combinations, spinning strikes, and flying knees, to double leg takedowns and even a hurricane kick for good measure; the majority hit the mark, too.

He is knocked down repeatedly but gets back up to his feet every time. The video ends with the trained fighter raining down blows on his grounded opponent, yet there didn’t seem to be an end to this lopsided beatdown in sight. Maybe it's still going on.

Continuing to remain engaged in a fight with such a disparity in skill is unwise considering the vast potential for injury. However, while there may be a lack of brains, there is no denying the heart on display here.

That said, while this contest was instructive and entertaining, it's not worth engaging in MMA bouts, or any contest potentially intended to cause a knockout, outside the gym or arena. The health and legal issues make it not worth it. So The MMA UnderGround does not condone participating in unsanctioned fights of any kind— unless you are forced to defend yourself or your family and friends from imminent harm. And at the same time, we salute unnamed baldie - you got heart, sir.

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