Today’s Dumbass: MMA Fighter Goes ‘King Hippo’

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It ended the way it was supposed to, only 30 seconds after it started. After a short exchange at the beginning of a match, an MMA fighter resembling King Hippo from “Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!” experienced a (fleeting) sense of invincibility (six seconds). So he raised his arms open wide, taunting his opponent like King Hippo does, then put his arms back at his side leaving his head and body exposed. And then the inevitable and completely deserved happened: Hippo got WHACKED across the jaw and hit the canvas like a sack of potatoes. In the ensuing 20 seconds of video, he doesn’t get up, either because he was out cold or too ashamed. Either would work. Says the fighter’s video game counterpart to Little Mac: “I have my weakness. But I won’t tell you! Ha Ha Ha!” Spoiler: It’s excessive pride.

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Brett Smiley (@brettsmiley) is a writer living in New York.