One unlucky man’s run in the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) tournament came to a smelly end over the weekend, after his opponent allegedly farted in his face.
MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fans are familiar with the omoplata technique, a shoulder lock typically used for either submitting or improving position on an opponent.
But what about this one?
The above video showcases a grappling match at a recent NAGA tourney ending in the first known submission of its kind. After some minor guard play, the guy on bottom smoothly transitions to an omoplata before allegedly committing the dirty deed in the direction of his opponent’s face.
As if he were overcome by the stench of an Asgardian baby, the helpless victim’s immediate reaction is to vomit on the mat.
“He farted in my face, man,” the victim says with an incredulous look of disgust on his face.
NAGA has played host to some of the largest BJJ and submission grappling tournaments in the United States. With the ever-evolving climate in BJJ, competitors are always looking for new ways to find an edge and make opponents cry uncle.
There’s obviously no shame in the perpetrator’s game, as he stands up and never really argues against the accusations. It’s not his fault his opponent couldn’t handle it.
Perhaps more grapplers should consider scarfing down a bean burrito or two before competition after witnessing this early candidate for "Submission of the Year."
Don’t be surprised if this incident revamps the way the guard game is played.
Jordy McElroy is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA writer for Rocktagon.