Everyone is a loser. There is aesthetic joy to be found in MMA. The carefully timed punch, the perfectly performed takedown, and yes the armbar cleverly conceived and executed—all are things of true beauty.
All of that was present in this fight but with a few extra downfalls.
What was supposed to be a great Lightweight Finale for the first Season of Desert Force Al Academia was ruined by lack of class and sportsmanship.
Of course, it doesn’t matter how terrible a fight ended; there’s always someone around to explain just how ignorant you are, unable to enjoy the real results. I’m sure this fight had its supporters. There punishment should be watching this over and over again until they have to admit the brutal truth.
Here’s the real truth gentlemen, when a fighter BITES his opponent, his place is in a cage but not Desert Force cage. The octagon is a place for respect, honor and last but not least hard working MMA Fighters!
So Tareq Hamdi managed to catch El Rayyis with an armbar after being battered for almost 2 rounds. Is that enough to make him a champ? Is that enough to forget the illegal head-butt followed by a clear bite as seen in the photo above?
These are the type of guys Desert Force should release into the wind. He isn’t particularly entertaining and isn’t going to make it—so it’s only right he makes way for someone who still has a chance to.
So now someone else will steal what Elie El rayyis worked hard to get!
Should Desert Force officials seriously let this happen? Will they really invest in a fighter that shows this kind of behavior in a place were respect is above all?
So Mr. Mirza, what kind of return will you get from giving Hamdi this opportunity? Not a thousand fight camps or a billion sponsoring opportunities will change the fact that Tareq Hamdi was getting his *** handed to him by the better fighter that night.
It’s time someone puts an end to this monkey business. So who will it be?