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Midnight Mania! Tom Brady gets stopped cold by Sumo wrestler

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So, you may be wondering what this has to do with mixed martial arts (MMA). Well, it doesn’t, really, although Sumo and football are both disciplines that have seen competitors enter the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). But, if you have read this column at all, you know how cool I think Sumo is. Besides, I’m tired of a certain pair of famous martial artists, whose last names begin with M and have three syllables apiece, who are very rich, and who also won’t be competing under mixed martial arts rules, dominating my headlines.

Via Champions.co contributor Justin Golightly, we get this incredible story of Tom Brady, famous athlete and American icon, running up headlong against a sumo wrestler, and going exactly nowhere. In fact, it’s pretty embarrassing.

Tom Brady vs Sumo Wrestler. #TBAsiaTour pic.twitter.com/UtMxCPwonv

— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) June 22, 2017

To be fair, Brady is a quarterback. I want to see a linebacker against a sumo wrestler. I’m really curious how that would play out.

The closest thing I could find was this, rugby vs. sumo

This strongman did beat this sumo wrestler, so maybe the linebacker would have a chance

Some smaller men can do very well in sumo, given impressive enough technique. At least, Takanoyama Shuntaro did.

Tom Brady didn’t, though. Better stick to throwing partially deflated footballs for millions of dollars.


A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Jun 21, 2017 at 6:13pm PDT


This is begging for a remix.

Here at the @conormcgregorfast institute of athlete performance, we are busy preparing for our finest hour.

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Jun 23, 2017 at 7:11pm PDT

Dana White is trying so hard.

People are crazy if they think @FloydMayweather can’t be caught pic.twitter.com/M2V5sWrbUq

— Dana White (@danawhite) June 24, 2017

I hate the Internet so much.

Who wins Fedor or Mitrione? Original photo: @mmafightingdotcom Edited by: @as_shopped_as_it_gets_

A post shared by As Shopped As It Gets (@as_shopped_as_it_gets_) on Jun 23, 2017 at 9:00am PDT

This piece of history used for the Bellator 180 weigh ins is admittedly pretty awesome.

The scale used for Ali vs. Frazier in 1971 is on stage for today’s #BellatorNYC #Bellator180 ceremonial weigh-ins pic.twitter.com/UbAuoaMMA5

— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) June 23, 2017

Lucky Brits and Britons. Why do they get this PPV for thirty dollars less?

Update regarding the #BellatorNYC iPPV option on YouTube. It’s now priced at £14.99 which is $19 on today’s exchange rate. pic.twitter.com/5TrnnsRgAp

— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) June 23, 2017

How romantic.

Guess who’s cradling my #sack @maxeffortmuscle #dontbejealous

A post shared by travisbrownemma (@travisbrownemma) on Jun 23, 2017 at 8:51am PDT

This is just sad, man. I almost feel bad for the guy. Daniel Cormier already took the one good towel trick.

The New York State Athletic Commission wasn’t having any scale tricks at today’s #BellatorNYC weigh-in pic.twitter.com/tdxqqkToh1

— MMAjunkie (@MMAjunkie) June 23, 2017

Stoked to finally see Aaron Pico in action tomorrow night. He’s been hyped for years now- let’s see if the hype is real.

Watch wrestling phenom @AaronPicoUSA train at Wild Card Boxing before his MMA debut tmrw at #BellatorNYC https://t.co/wSWeq1Tbbi pic.twitter.com/iM2sbOchac

— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) June 23, 2017


Fiancée, Best Friend, Training Partner, Love, Favorite Pain in my Ass, My World @RockyPMMA #TeamTiny #TeamRocky @GrrrlClothing @Gruntstyle pic.twitter.com/A5oLBFc48Q

— Tecia Torres (@TeciaTorres) June 23, 2017

I guess these headlines shouldn’t surprise me… but they are something else.


— Ben Goldstein (@GoldsteinRaw) June 23, 2017

Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Another Northcutt goes down. This isn’t Colby’s finest moment, but at least she can side kick someone three times in the face without putting her foot down. I’ve seen her do it.

Courtney King def. Colbey Northcutt by 2R TKO HL (LFA) pic.twitter.com/8U1OzBAB0P

— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) June 24, 2017

[email protected] is not taking his time to get this fight started! #LFA14 @LFAfighting pic.twitter.com/k1mrSFofHb

— AXS TV Fights (@AXSTVFights) June 24, 2017

I’ve been thinking about this knockout a lot lately, with all the boxing/MMA crossover talk.

Flashback Friday to this golden moment in combat sports history. Video credit: Inside MMA

A post shared by As Shopped As It Gets (@as_shopped_as_it_gets_) on Jun 23, 2017 at 6:44am PDT

Classic big brother move

“Do the hammerlock” pic.twitter.com/8HyWe0SXMd

— AcidHaze (@AcidHaze) June 23, 2017

This dude looks like a killer

#FOTW: Undefeated 154-lb slugger @SuleckiMaciej looks to make another statement tomorrow when he returns to the ring in his native Poland. pic.twitter.com/hDUUPHo4Zp

— PBC (@premierboxing) June 23, 2017

This fight is great

Here is the final part to one of my all-time favorite fights #RIPSengoku Part 2 There’s no WAY I could put it to 2mins20secs, no f’n way. pic.twitter.com/poPIFTajrO

— FriendlyMMANerd (@VictorVonDoooom) June 23, 2017

Good Reads

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Stay woke, Maniacs!

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