If you got to challenge by someone who’s three times bigger than you, will you still take it or not? It seems that backyard fighting is taking its spot for unknown street and MMA fighters.
Whose side are you on for this fight? The guy in the red shirt or the guy in stripes?
Mr Wilmore, known in his Harrisonburg, Va., neighbourhood as Scarface, has his own history with weapons and crime. He began thinking of ways to squash the gun violence plaguing his community.
After his friend was shot Christmas Eve 2013, he began recruiting for his backyard fight club as a way to encourage people to settle disputes with gloves, not guns. Mr Wilmore says his method of conflict resolution appeals to a lot of people in his community.
Many of whom feel alienated by the legal system. Officials with the Harrisonburg Police Department say they have not received any reports of problems from the fight club. Although the department does not consider Mr Wilmore’s strategy to be a viable violence reduction solution, nor does it condone his homegrown approach.
When Big Ryan Challenges The Jordanian Nightmare
Big Ryan, winner of 50 bar fights challenged Jordanian Nightmare, who used his martial arts-based fighting style in a backyard fight in Harrisonburg, Virginia, a city with the dubious distinction of being dubbed, ‘The meth capital of the world.’
Harrisonburg, Virginia, is also the home of the underground fight promotion, ‘Streetbeefs’. ‘Scarface’, who arranges for local fighters of all shapes and sizes to settle their differences in a makeshift location known as ‘Satan’s backyard’.
At one end of the yard stands a veritable man-mountain by the name of ‘Big’ Ryan, an impossibly burly brawler who boasts of having won 50 barroom brawls. Standing opposite him is a fighter who carries the nickname, ‘The Jordanian Nightmare’.
Jordanian Nightmare’s opponent appeared to be twice his body weight and a foot taller, but he showed no fear as he is a ‘Streetbeefs’ regular. His confidence was enough that his kickboxing skills will help him to overcome the brute before him.
Expect the Unexpected
In the video below, you might have guessed Big Ryan would win the game. After the successful punch of Big Ryan to his opponent, Jordanian Nightmare didn’t think a second to show how it, ‘streetbeefs’, is done.
The Jordanian Nightmare took all the forces after being dragged to his feet by Big Ryan. He landed a solid kick to the hulking midsection of his rival that connects with an audible smack.
He then cuffed him with a right hook while balancing on one-leg that sends the brawler reeling off to one side before falling to the grass. ‘Nightmare’ scrambled to break free from his grip.
Then rain down some ground and pound punches as Ryan struggled back to his feet. The fight ended when ‘Nightmare’ connected a two-piece combo that Ryan floored him.
Ryan didn’t appear to hold a grudge afterwards and chuckled as he told the crowd watching the fight that, “he knocked me out my damn shoe!”
Watch the full video down below. Video courtesy of STREETBEEFS FIGHTS on YouTube.
What a sporty man. You did great, though, Ryan!
Congratulations to ‘The Jordanian Nightmare’, as well!