Yes, that is an accurate headline. No click bait to be found here. Watch this video of Jean-Claude Van Damme hook-kicking Cody Garbrandt in the mouth.
My favorite part of the video is how instantaneous and inauthentic JCVD’s apology is. You watch the man intentionally hit Garbrandt in the mouth, and then immediately pantomime anguish. Hilarious.
Cody Garbrandt has officially revived the tradition of gym tapes. But his grainy footage of knocking down TJ Dillashaw now takes a backseat to this new classic of getting hook-kicked by the Universal Soldier.
I estimate that out of all realities in the multiverse that had Cody Garbrandt meeting Van Damme, in at least 40% of them Cody Garbrandt cracks JCVD’s 90 year-old face. This could have had a much worse conclusion. Let’s sort of be grateful to Cody for that. No one wants to see Frank Dux get brutally knocked out. Some myths are important.
As for the star of Bloodsport, Kickboxer, and Lionheart, well… Jean-Claude Van Damme has always kind of been a douche.