No, I’m not talking about the Machida fight … that will come a bit later. A few days ago I bit the bullet and set up my RSS reader to capture all mainstream news outlet’s coverage of MMA. I didn’t want to do this, mainly because I don’t give a shit about 99% of the fluff pieces being written by the St Louis Journal Standard or the Alexandria Town Talk on stupid local fighters. But every so often, you find an article SO FUCKING AWESOME, it makes the extra 20 minutes of digging and reading worthwhile. Behond, the fruits of my prospecting:
In Saturday’s match against Corey Wethey, Mitchell struck his opponent so hard that Wethey lost control of his bowels. The incident required a 10-minute intermission while officials scrubbed down the ring. Mitchell went on to win the fight by Wethey’s disqualification.
The fight — the seventh of the night – began like any other. Mitchell and Wethey left their corners, tapped gloves and traded punches. After landing a knee to Wethey’s body, Mitchell said he began to smell something foul.
As the fight prolonged, Mitchell said the smell continued to worsen. Eventually, he removed his mouth piece and expressed his concerns to the ring official.
“He shit himself,” Mitchell said repeatedly.
It was at that point Wethey gained the advantage and locked Mitchell’s head between his thighs.
The promoter for the event, Dana Pitcher (har har) thought this fight might be the first of it’s kind but I guarantee it’s not. There’s always the Tim Sylvia ‘shart’ incident, and plenty of fighters have fought overseas sick or with food poisoning. I bet fighters shitting themselves happens A LOT more than you’d imagine.