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.