Look, it’s MMA. Sometimes these things happen. On occasion, fighters are known to enter into a gentleman’s agreement. Back in the day there were no nut shot agreements and no hair-pulling agreements. We both have children to make and luscious flowing locks to upkeep, let’s not do that to each other, for each other. Nowadays it is not unexpected to see both fighters acknowledging that the crowd will appreciate a fight which takes place completely on the feet and agreeing to keep it standing. That’s cool.
Taking it to the next level however, is Tommy Quinn (5-1). In what will be his third appearance in Cage Warriors, Quinn is fulfilling at least one of the stereotypes of the Irish. He has issued an open letter to his next opponent, Alan Johnston in which he asks if he will agree that, if the fight lasts all three rounds, the two spend the last thirty seconds of the final round stood in the middle of the cage in single collar ties duking it out like Frye and Takayama. For no other reason than for “how awesome this would make the fight.”
As far as we know, the 7-2-1 Johnston has yet to respond the completely amazing gentlemen’s agreement, but fingers crossed. Check out the full letter below.