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Think twice before troll-tweeting people in combat sports


Twitter is great / terrible because it allows regular people to get in touch with public figures around the world. Great because more access and interaction can be a good thing! Terrible because of course people use it to troll and talk mad shit. Sometimes it’s fun to take a look at what people are saying to various fighters – the amount of vitriol and hate they spew is impressive. I’m a cunt, but I keep it relegated to my little corner of the internet like a decent keyboard warrior. These people WANT to upset and piss off their targets. Which is what makes this story so great:

British Boxer Curtis Woodhouse was the target of the online abuse from Twitter user jimmyob88 – who quickly backed down when he realised that Curtis wanted to confront him in person. The incident started with jimmyob88 tweeting Curtis: “retire immediately cant even defend a pathetic little title you are a complete disgrace #awfulboxer”

Initially the boxer brushed off the insult, simply responding “lol” – however jimmyob88 persisted, tweeting: “Whats so funny u put so much effort in sacrificed all that time and failed to defend your mickey mouse title”

The boxer then had enough of the taunts, and tweeted: “ill give £1000 to anybody that provides me with address and picture of this man! knock knock!!”

The user  jimmyob88 continued to mock the athlete: “what u going to do knock me out like your last opponent ooops”

However when Curtis tweeted the name and address of the user, he suddenly backed down: “chill out pal i was only doing it so you would bite back it was only abit of harmless fun”

The boxer later tweeted: “just on my way to sheffield to have a little chat with a old friend, get the kettle on @jimmyob88”

A worried jimmyob88 tweeted: “i was only joking about Didnt think you would be bothered thought you would take them as a joke”

“i am sorry its getting abit out of hand i am in the wrong i accept that” he said in another message.

However Curtis was undeterred, and posted a picture of himself at the address to prove he was there, calling out the “keyboard warrior”.

After an hour it appeared as though Curtis had given up, as he tweeted: “@never came out to play so im going back home! maybe a bit daft what i did today but sometimes enough is enough”

(via /r/mma/)

  • frickshun says:

    That’s fucking awesome!!

  • CAP says:

    Watch your back soobo.

  • kwagnuth says:

    I am in the wrong I accept I wonder who ratted him out for teh grand.

  • iamphoenix says:

    what a bitch

  • Fitdaws says:

    That is great! Love it…

  • Danny says:

    which is why kick boxers have the same sntace as boxers, just stand higher with less bends in there knees, although vice versa, kick boxers lack the power in roundhouse kicks as to thai fighters,but in return,kick boxers have incredible side kicks and are better and more powerful with their hands than traditional thai fighters,due to the fact kickboxing hand strikes are from western boxing and kicks are from karate.although, thai fighters are far more dangerous in terms of close quarters combat.