“You’re on Show!” – 250 Lbs Fighter Who Beat Brock Lesnar in Seconds Slaps Judge Live on Television; Judge Says ‘Harder Than Will Smith’

Published 08/31/2022, 10:00 AM EDT
Will Smith (R) hits Chris Rock as Rock spoke on stage during the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A UFC heavyweight champion’s hands are compared with Hollywood actor Will Smith’s. At the Oscar 2022, the Hollywood star slapped comedian Chris Rock after the latter mentioned the former’s wife (Jada Pinkett Smith) in a joke. This incident got the entire world’s attention since it was performed on such a coveted stage. A similar recent incident took place on a TV show where former UFC heavyweight champion who has a victory over Brock Lesnar slapped a magician – Criss Angel. Although there was a twist.

The BJJ ace posted a clip from the show on his Instagram handle where he smacked a judge live on TV.

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The ex-UFC heavyweight champion appears to pull a magic trick in the clip, but for some reason fumes and slaps Angel. This had all the people cracking into laughter.

 

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Although the incident looked horrific, it was not on a serious note. Both these personalities have known each other for a long time. And the clip appears to be a mere prank for the show.

It was clear when Angel referenced the slap with the Oscar 2022 fiasco. Angel said, “He hits harder than Will Smith.”

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 28: (R-L) Frank Mir knees Roy Nelson during their heavyweight fight at UFC 130 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 28, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Frank Mir is one of the greats of the heavyweight division in the UFC. The former champion brought a style of fighting and athleticism that was never seen amongst the big boys at 250 lbs fighters.

Besides his athleticism, Mir had phenomenal jiujitsu skills.

Brock Lesnar tasted defeat in his debut match against Mir

MMA fans are well aware of the Lesnar-Mir rivalry, chiefly the rematch at UFC 100. And even though the fans’ reception of Lesnar – a crossover star was huge – many in the UFC were not onboard initially.

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And Lesnar’s first opponent was one of them. A battle between a wrestler and jiujitsu practitioners saw Mir tapping the wrestler in seconds after overcoming an early adversary.

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Mir won the UFC interim championship while Lesnar was the champion when they clashed at UFC 100, which was the promotion’s most sold PPV event before Conor McGregor took over.

The former heavyweight champion moved to various promotions and even tried his hand in boxing after his UFC stint.

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What do you make of a UFC legend smacking a judge live on TV and the judge comparing it to Will Smith’s Oscar slap? Share your views in the comments.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight business brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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