Usually, you should be in decent shape, pretty fearless, and have trained for a long time beforehand on honing your craft.
However, in what has been branded MMA’s ‘biggest mismatch’, a young lad called Craig Wood found out the hard way how quickly a fight can end when you’re out of your depth.
The 21-year-old was competing in the Evolution of Combat 9 event in Glasgow, Scotland, back in September 2021, when he got in the cage against Aron Leo.
A photo was shared on social media this week, showing the pair standing side by side after, unsurprisingly, Craig had been beaten, quite comprehensively, within the first 15 seconds of the fight.
After the picture was posted on Twitter, it led to many people commenting and asking what the hell was going on and how Craig was paired with Leo.
Sharing the photo to his page, MMA writer Harry Williams asked: “Can we please find out who allowed this fight to go ahead? I know there are journeymen, but there’s a line, surely.”
Ahead of the fight, Craig was introduced as Craig Knight, which caused even more confusion.
Replying to Harry in the comments, Craig explained: “I asked them to change the name to mine but because I filled in for another journeyman within the couple hours of fight they couldn’t.”