The world of professional sports activities might have been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it surely seems circus fights are nonetheless going off with no hitch. Take a look at what occurred on Could 17th in Shandong, China (in video supplied by Battle Commentary Breakdowns).

This newest style-vs-style battle noticed Ma Baoguo, a 69-year-old tai chi ‘grasp’, tackle an newbie martial arts hobbyist at the very least 20 years his junior. The battle went about in addition to you’d count on for the senior citizen.

Ma shuffled in the direction of his opponent and was knocked down after which fully out in lower than thirty seconds.

After footage of this contest went viral Ma acquired some roasting from Xu Xiaodong; the person who began this new wave of stye-vs-style combating in China.

‘Mad Canine’ Xu, a 41-year-old MMA coach from Beijing, went viral again in 2017 when he beat-up a tai chi grasp in ten seconds. That battle got here after a chronic on-line argument the place Xu claimed that conventional martial arts are scams on the subject of self-defence and unarmed fight. Xu has continued that argument over these latest years, combating traditionalists every time he will get the possibility — regardless of encountering obstacles set-up by the Chinese language authorities.

On twitter Xu stated, “Shanghai’s Ma Baoguo knocked out by an newbie after 4 seconds. That’s what a ‘traitor’ will get.”

Xu and Ma have tangled previously, properly almost.

After Xu blew up on the web for his campaign in opposition to ‘kung fu fakery’, conventional martial artists throughout China started calling him out (some spurred by prize cash put up by Xu and different benefactors).

Ma’s name out resulted in he and Xu squaring off in a health club in Shanghai forward of what was deliberate to be a tai chi vs. MMA mass brawl. Nonetheless, earlier than fists might be thrown, police turned up and broke up the occasion.

Again then Xu claimed {that a} relative of Ma, who feared for the tai chi practitioner’s security, had referred to as the police.

“In 2017, he challenged me saying he had overwhelmed a European MMA champion, however earlier than the battle he referred to as the police and I used to be taken away by the police,” stated Xu of the incident.

“For 3 years, they referred to as me a traitor,” added Xu. “That is the tai chi dishonest grasp! Now … the reality has been revealed. I used to be proper!”

Ma has additionally launched some statements about his latest viral look. On-line he complained concerning the guidelines of the battle. He stated there ought to have been a ‘hit and separate’ rule. Ma stated he would have damaged his opponent’s nostril if that rule was in impact.