‘Absolutely Terrfying’ Bear vs. Mountain Climber Video Goes Viral As UFC Star Jorge Masvidal & Veteran Are Left Stunned

Published 10/18/2022, 4:30 PM EDT

The human mind is an amazing thing and, more amazing, is the desire to survive in the wild. A similar thing happened when a mountain climber went for a hike. Unexpectedly, he crossed paths with a wild bear and what unfolded next was a brute and raw display of willpower. Fans have gone crazy over this viral video and it further attracted reactions from UFC stars like Jorge Masvidal and Tim Kennedy.

The UFC star Jorge Masvidal also jumped on the internet bandwagon. Typical of his nature, the quick-thinking skills of the mountaineer impressed the ‘Gamebred’. The welterweight fighter has a knack for sharing such videos on his social media handles.


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Another UFC veteran, Tim Kennedy, took the incident on a lighter note.

What happens in the viral video?

The video starts with a mountaineer recording his hike trip, and a bear attack catches him unguarded. While the mountaineer screams and punches back the bear, he never gives up.

The mountaineer pushes the bear and maintains his higher-ground position throughout. He even resorts to kicking the bear to make sure that bear doesn’t climb up.

However, some of the users pointed out that the bear was trying to protect the small cub that could be heard screaming towards the end of the clip.

How did Jorge Masvidal, and other fans react?

The welterweight fighter Jorge Masvidal shared the video on his Facebook account. Further, he captioned the video, “The push away technique! Fast thinking!”

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 16: UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal interacts with the media during the UFC 246 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on January 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Former UFC fighter Tim Kennedy tweeted about the toughness of the mountaineer. Thus, he wrote, “Right when you think you are peaking at being a tough guy…. you watch a mountain climber fight a bear while hanging off a cliff.”

A user was terrified by the incident. Therefore, he commented, “Yeah I don’t want any part of that. Absolutely terrifying”

Another user took the incident to strengthen his argument of being an “indoorsman.”

Another user urged the people to help the bear.

One user had a perfect pun for the situation.


Another user was amazed by the fight-flight function of the brain.

Another user wrote, “I’m strapped don’t leave home with out it…..”


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One user declared that he found the answer to defeat a bear. Thus he put a cheeky comment, “I’d of did same thing as him. A bear comes crashing down on you screaming and freaking out is only answer lol”

Lastly, a user predicted that the mountaineer will change his hobby. Hence, he wrote, “This guy’s hobby will suddenly change into Chess next year”


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Rohit Lohan

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Rohit Lohan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his undergraduate as a History major, he is currently pursuing LLB. Rohit is a big MMA fan and has been following UFC since 2017.

Edited By: Vineet Nandwana