MMA Fighter Throws Hadouken At Opponent, Then Beats Him Up

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There are so, so few opportunities to throw a hadouken unironically. “During an MMA fight” is one of the preciously rare moments to channel your inner Ryu and feel like a total badass—as long as you’re actually in the fight. Shane Campbell saw such a window during a recent bout with Derek Boyle.

Here is the excellent moment in action, which I discovered thanks to this Uproxx story sent to me by my friend and fellow writer type person Jeremy—he of “gaming is a disease” fame:

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Is this the IRL version of Smash Bros. taunting?

Yes. Yes it is. I’m very jealous that I’ll never be an MMA fighter and get to throw a hadouken so triumphantly myself.

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It might have been a Sub-Zero freeze!