The Pokemon Go craze is only getting bigger, and references of the game and the popular anime are making its way into everything. The latest to fall prey to this phenomenon is MMA.
During a recently concluded Bellator 158 MMA event, which was held in London, notorious MMA fighter Michael “Venom” Page competed against Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos. The fight was for the welterweight title.
Page managed to knock out Santos with merely 30 second left on the clock, and he achieved this feat by dishing out a flying knee to his opponent’s head. Santos fell to the canvas immediately and the referee declared victory by knockout.
What followed was something no one expected. Page ran to the ringside and his trainer quickly gave him a Pokemon trainer cap and a Pokeball. Page then wore the cap and went to the other side of the ring and actually threw the Pokeball at the opponent.
Maybe he was just being funny, maybe he tried to symbolize that he successfully overcame his opponent, or maybe it was just a poor way to make fun of his opponent. Whatever it was, it looked hilarious. Take a look below:
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) July 16, 2016
Massive Update! It turns out there was nothing funny about this knockout, it actually resulted in one of the worst injuries in MMA history, shattering Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos’s skull. Check out more information and horrifying images of the X-ray on the next page: