There are always a few guys that you’ll find that want to test their own skills against professional fighters.
Here we take a look at someone who challenged former UFC fighter Nam Phan to a kickboxing match in Phan’s own gym in California. The challenger is apparently a Kempo Karate black belt and wanted to test his skills against the UFC veteran.
It was a fairly competitive sparring match until the second round where Phan landed a body shot that floored the Kempo Karate black belt. You can hear the downed opponent was hurting from the body shot and took some time before getting back up. Phan lands another left hook to the face after they resume fighting as the bell rings signaling the end of the round. However, the karate fighter had felt enough of what it was like in the ring against Phan and called the fight off.
Do you think the Kempo Karate black belt regrets challenging Nam Phan? Or was it just a challenging personal test to see how he could do against a UFC veteran? Let’s get your thoughts in the comment section!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/7/2017.