That's Just Pathetic: MMA Fights That Make You Facepalm

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That's Just Pathetic: MMA Fights That Make You Facepalm

Over the years, Mixed Martial Arts has seen its fair share of heart stopping excitement, thrilling storylines and dramatic knockouts.  There are few events in sports that can get your blood racing like a big fight.  The anticipation you feel before it, the tension you feel during it, and the emotional release you experience after a huge stoppage are all part of what keeps us coming back to the sport we love.

Sometimes, however, the sport serves up some really pathetic moments that just make you sigh and put your head in your hands.  It might be a desperate promoter looking to cash in on a fighter well past his prime, or an insane Japanese matchmaker putting together a lightweight vs. heavyweight freak show.  Whatever it may be, there has been no shortage of moments in MMA that are so stupid and ridiculous that words escape you have nothing left to do but sigh and facepalm.

These are some of the most absurd that come to mind, but I’m sure you can think of many more.  These are in no particular order, and this is not a list of the greatest, just some that come to mind.

Facepalm: a popular online expression referring to the physical gesture known more widely as "smiting one's brow" or "smiting one's forehead;" that is, striking one's own face in a display of exasperation.

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