Marius Zaromskis’ coach prevented him from doing somersault kicks in the gym to protect his training partner’s health

Wait, so you’re telling me that it’s unhealthy to be kicked in the head by the spinning force of gravity as expressed through a Lithuanian welterweight? Guess I’ll have to cancel lunch with Anthony Kiedis later today.

Before Zaromskis’ lost to Nick Diaz at Strikeforce Evolution, he was literally kicking his way through the Dream Welterweight GP while simultaneously giving a shout-out to Akuma from Street Fighter. The only way any of his fights are going to the ground is if someone’s head unintentionally lands on the mat via shin bone — or some other very rigid appendage. When I first saw the now-infamous Zaromskis kick, the only thing I could do is stand in the middle of my living room and yell ‘He trains for that stuff!‘ Well, he did until he smacked his training partner directly on the head with it. Check out this interview shortly after Rumble of the Kings in Stockholm, Sweden in which Zaromskis admits that his coach asked him to stop using the kick in training because the probability of it landing was too high. [Source]

Published on November 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm
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