Iron Ring isn’t just annoying average MMA fans, it’s also pissing off a lot of fighters too. The root of this annoyance seems to come from guys like kung fu practitioner and Iron Ring trainer Novell G. Bell making retarded statements along the lines of “MMA sucks, kung fu is the best”.
Now I’ve never really spent much time caring what these guys think … I’m happy just waiting for the inevitable videos on Youtube to show up ” target=”_blank”>proving them wrong. But Nick “The Goat” Thompson has taken a more proactive stance, and wants to take on Novell with whatever ‘anti kung fu’ rules that exist taken out:
PC: I hear you have a message board war going on with Novell G. Bell from “Iron Ring”.
NT: Yeah. There has been some smack talk between the two of us.
PC: How did that start up?
NT: Apparently he posted that MMA wasn’t real and that MMA fighters would lose in a street fight to real kung fu practitioners or something like that. I obviously took offense to this and told him to put his money where his mouth was. That has yet to happen (laughing).
PC: Are you really willing to have a no-rules fight with him and put up a little wager?
NT: In a second. It would be the easiest money I would make this year. A hell of a lot easier than fighting Costa.
PC: How does a fight between Bell and Thompson turn out?
NT: Poorly if your last name is Bell. I’ll make him a deal. He was saying that kung fu artists don’t fight in the UFC because their Eagle Claw isn’t allowed because he can crush bones with it, or some nonsense like that, so I offered to make a deal. We can start the fight with him having his bone crushing grip locked on.
It’s kinda sad that traditional martial arts have fallen so far that mixed martial artists have absolutely zero fear in facing the best of the best in any given discipline. But that’s the evolution of fighting, and people have to roll with it or be crushed under it.