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Friday, March 23, 2007

Hooey Gets KTFO

So there's this "energy martial arts master" guy. He says he can beat anyone with his powers and he, foolishly, sets up a challenge: Five thousand dollars to any mixed-martial arts (MMA) fighter who can beat him in a fight. Why he decided to do this is beyond me, but apparently he is actually convinced that his powers are real. Students who flip around like idiots will do that for you.

Here is a demonstration of how allowing delusions to persist can actually harm your face. The accepted challenge and subsequent...well, just watch and wish that it was Laila Ali and Sylvia Browne on those mats.

My favorite part is when he first gets punched in the face and dropped, then gets up and holds his lip as if he is surprised that he just got hammered. "Hmm...confidence in magic powers waning...waning...gone."

Hat tip to James Randi's Swift Page from March 23, 2007.

6 Barbaric Yawps:

At 24/3/07 4:36 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG. The only thing that would've made that better is if the attacker would've taken the Karate Kid "Crane" pose and then just kicked him right in the nose.

I love, too, that the audience is like, "WHAT THE FUCK!? You're not supposed to ACTUALLY hit him..." There was an audible gasp. WTF?!

At 24/3/07 1:42 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF is going on there? Obviously the guy must be paying off the guys he's whipping at the beginning of the video - so he KNOWS he's a fake. Why would he go take on someone who hits with real fists? Could this guy have deluded himself that much? Either way, it makes for good watchin! Hand me the popcorn and play it again!

At 24/3/07 8:14 pm, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

Oh yeah, he's that deluded. If the students at the beginning actually fall for the "I have special powers" bullshit, they'll fall down just like people who go to "faith healers" fall down when they get tapped on the forehead.

It was pretty sweet seeing him get his face kicked in though.

At 26/3/07 2:08 am, Blogger The Rev. Jenner J. Hull said...

Sweet. Evil. Jesus!

That video made my month; I only wish it happened more often.

The best part? It was the easiest $5000 my man ever made...

At 27/3/07 12:40 pm, Blogger Rev. BigDumbChimp said...

Oh man that killed. Bashed in the teeth and then having to pay up.

At 27/3/07 5:23 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously the other guy had seen this and kept his toes wiggling.
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