We love MMA for all the punching, striking, kicking, grappling and — faking. Some smart fighters bring their wit to the next level and use ‘superstitious’ techniques inside the cage. Though we hate it happening when referees get fooled, let’s admit it’s more than hilarious watching them act like movie stars.
This one will get you confused, laughing in disbelief and confused again. In general, you’ll have to ask yourself why.
If you know Travis Fulton, you’re probably aware that he is a fighter under the radar. The heavyweight player might not have won any major world title, but he has fought an unbelievable figure of 315 bouts!
He’s staged combats inside the rings of UFC, WEC, Pancrase and whatever contact sports promotion there is within the bounds of Iowa. Fulton is not your ordinary MMA legend, because your ordinary MMA legend won’t engage in 40 fights in a single calendar year.
Meanwhile, the extraordinary bout’s other competitor is Jonathan Ivey. Haven’t heard of the guy? Here’s an excellent way to introduce him:
“The Ironman” Travis Fulton (255-54-10, 1 NC) about to fight THE Johnathan Ivey right now. Yes, that Jonathan Ivey. This should be bad and hilarious. https://t.co/c45sruskNB pic.twitter.com/ufkLXucx2s
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) 1 July 2018
If this does not impress you, I don’t know what will. Ivey has a 41-56-0 track, now adding on those numbers is his fight against Fulton. This is a rather bizarre bout at Colosseum Combat 45.
It was a typical fight at first before Fulton landed a kick on Ivey’s chest. After a second or two, it seemed as if the fully-tattooed combatant had a heart attack! But it wasn’t long before he struck again after recovering from the ‘fake cardiac arrest.’
If what for, this article has no idea.
After successfully gaining an advantage for the bogus chest pain, Ivey was able to drop Fulton to the corner and shower him with punches.
The most active fighter is slowly losing ground as his combatant continue to give him strong lefts when out of nowhere, Ivey shakes his head and stops!
At the very verge of winning, he taps out in retreat. He’s actually surrendering because he can’t punch his idol any longer.
That’s an immeasurable amount of respect, giving up a fight you’re close to winning for a journeyman rival tattooed on your leg. That isn’t a joke if you think it is.
So there it is, Ivey now has a 41-57-0 overall record including this submission loss. Fulton, on the other hand, now has an amazing (awful) track somewhere in the area of 256-54-10 overall, according to most sources.