Yes, 'MMA Fighter Follows Up Knockout With Pokemon Themed Celebration' Is An Actual Headline
Well, I think I have officially seen it all. If three weeks ago I had told you that an MMA fighter was going to celebrate a knockout by putting on official Pokemon paraphernalia and rolling a pokeball at the feet of his fallen opponent you would probably...well...you'd probably believe me based solely on the fact that story sounds far too ridiculous to make up. That doesn't mean you'd look at me any less crazy while I told you. I got to be honest, I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around just how disrespectful this ode to mid-90's Japanimation truly was to his opponent. Mostly because my brain is still too busy trying to fully comprehend that mid-90's Japanimation has regained such a high level of popularity that trained fighters are openly promoting it to make themselves look cooler by association. The concept of an athlete - participating in the most physically demanding of activities - putting on his best premeditated rendition of the main character in a fucking anime show to "fit in" is downright shocking. More so, in fact, than the idea that his decision to do so made T.O.'s decision to score a touchdown, run 50+ yards to midfield, and stand arms outstretched on the Dallas Cowboys logo look like one that was born out of humility. Not only did Michael Page go above and beyond to emasculate his opponent, he did so to pledge his allegiance to motherfucking pocket monsters and the people that are accidentally walking off of cliffs and into oncoming traffic to get some temporary sense of fraudulent fulfillment by catching them. I want to say that's as ludicrous as it gets, but I'm afraid of what other two decade old fad is waiting patently around the corner to prove me wrong.
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