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.
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.