MMA Fighter Throws Up During Post-Fight Interview

Craig AmosFeatured ColumnistJune 13, 2013

Cliff Thompson isn't a household name in the world of mixed martial arts. He has had just two pro bouts, neither with a major organization, and at 34 years of age, lacks the label of a prospect.

His name is currently making the online rounds, though, and not because he moved to 2-0 as a professional fighter this past Saturday. No, Thompson's skyrocketing notoriety has little to do with his work inside the cage.

Instead, it is Thompson's Wild Bill's Fight Night 57 post-fight interview that is at the heart of the newfound attention—an interview that didn't really go as planned.

Tasked with getting some perspective from Thompson, interviewer George Kennebrew took to questioning the victorious fighter with a level of zeal and passion that only made the subsequent occurrence all the more outrageous. 

Once Kennebrew completed his enthusiastic introduction of Thompson and tilted the mic toward his subject, the fighter responded not with words, but with actions. Specifically, he ducked, covered his mouth and proceeded to hurl his guts out.

It's not uncommon for extreme physical exertion—like participating in a 15-minute fight—to induce vomiting. But this practice is usually concealed behind bathroom-stall doors, or at least indulged in buckets or garbage cans in an obscure location.

Rarely is the old post-fight throw-up featured on camera in the midst of an interview.

On the bright side, if Thompson never makes it very far as a fighter, at least he'll still have this moment, and he'll forever be known as "the guy who puked during an interview."

That's something, right?