So Tony Lopez just officially became the worst person in MMA
If you're from California then some of you may know of Tony Lopez from an innumerable amount of King of the Cage fights he's had over his eight-year long MMA career. The guy has held the championship strap in three separate weight classes in KOTC along with a few smaller organizations that we can't even begin to name. However this article wasn't designed to praise Tony Lopez or glorify any of his accomplishments in MMA. Not at all. Just a few minutes ago, Tony Lopez just became the worst person in MMA.
Tonight at KOTC: Split Decision, Tony Lopez did the most reprehensible thing one could ever do in mixed martial arts. After securing a rear naked choke on his opponent, Lopez held on to the submission as the referee was trying to separate him. It's not as if he didn't feel the ref pushing his body off his opponent. Tony Lopez intentionally held on to the choke and after he felt like he was done punishing his opponent, Tony Lopez hit him in the face. Check out the .gif of the incident below.
http://middleeasy.com/fighting/item/...-person-in-mmaFollow the links for the full articles and discussions. Pretty uncool stuff IMO.Tony Lopez explained why he acted like an idiot, and he's not even apologetic
Last night Tony Lopez decided to pull a Babalu Sobral and Paul Daley all rolled in one at KOTC and hold onto a choke while the ref tried to separate them along with serving his opponent a sucker punch after the bell. You can watch the entire incident here if you feel like having your blood boil this early in the morning.
MMA Prime's Aaron Tru was on location at KOTC and even managed to get this brief interview after Tony Lopez's bizarre fight. Keep in mind the California State Athletic Commission has already suspended Tony Lopez indefinitely.
Now check out Tony Lopez explaining why he acted like an idiot, and the explanation isn't that meaningful -- definitely nothing to justify what he did to his opponent.