A brief note to all MMA fighters out there: The less you hug, the more you can punch your opponent in the face. That applies for touching gloves at the start of every round, or after you’ve had a heated exchange with your opponent. MiddleEasy readers, imagine if you gave a fist bump to your co-worker at the start of every day, every week for the rest of your life. You would literally drown in a river of obnoxiousness by the time you’re 50.
Let this be a lesson that the entire ritual of touching gloves during a fight needs to end, or else you’ll get Cro Cop’d like the guy in this video from Russia, Poland — or one of those Eastern European countries. You know, a place where everyone sounds like Dracula.