One of the greatest moments in a person's life is watching history as it happens. Being able to tell your grandchildren that you got to see a black president elected into office, sat through an earthquake in state where it is least expected, or watched a century-defining athlete perform in his prime are all things we look forward to in our impending aging. MMA is no different. For me, seeing Jon Jones spinning back elbow Stephan Bonnar's face into a one-on-one love session with the canvas and suplexing him like a Kurt Angle squash match really told me that the guy I just saw had the tools to be champ. However, something occurred on Bloody Elbow today that will forever be etched into our memory. Things like this are a rarity. We've had Ben Saunders join our presence, we've had "let's mutherfuckers!" grace us. Now, we have had epic literary gold drop into our laps.
Nick is the true meaning of coward. Before you get offended let me explain with a story. One day Im a work talking to a buddy about ketchup and this little 135 -140 pound kid thats standing close to us in the lunch room says" ketchup is disgusting and garbage" we kind of laugh and say "thanks for your opinion but this was an a b conversation then laughed ignored him, he then says " you think your funny ? Funny like a clown then he laughs. Now im 200 5’10 hit the gym regularly, i’m no0 mma fighter but have been gifted with the type of power in both hads that breaks faces and am a natural wrestler that never was taught, im also 35 , a father of three boys , have a wife, and trying to be a christian and be a good person. Ive come from some bad places. So I blow it off those are fighting words but hes no threat so whatever. After lunch this guy come up to me saying" Jasons says your a bitch says he mouth you off said you where a clown or something said you did nothing" I work in factory 170 employee im pretty furious this will go around shop make me look bad, I say to the guy" that kid is the little bitch I ever met i think he is laughable at best it was a joke to me" Now i go back to work like 3 minintes later this kid is coming up to me in my unit area I dont want to make this any longer so in short he come up in my space and says"you call me a bitch" etc. this goes on for a bit I look at people around me I say to them "you see he is in my space and wont leave right they say yup all witnesses I then rip off my shirt and do like a hulk scream and pose and then say to the kid " don’t you no I would fucking destroy you are you fucking retarded? you little bitch" my coworker grabbed me and he left at that point. We get call up to management shortly after, I almost lost my job for doing nothing, kid got suspended from work for 2 weeks. Kid In management offices asked me why hes a bitch said he lipped me of got in my face, I said "a bitch is someone who acts tough to or treats people poorly when there in a place of protection using the fact that I cant lose my job or have police trouble etc. If you where a real man you would wait till after work endanger my safty with witnesses so I have no choice but to defend myself, if you really have beef and want to prove something like your tough that takes balls" kid says after that " if you try anything after work ill call the police on you" kid still doesn’t get it. Nick is the kid in this story talking shit now hes in a place of protection again not fighting gsp and he will never learn. Gsp is me thinking this guy must be mentally delusional or something and don’t even see him a threat more of an annoyance.
My friends, I present to you the prose of a one AreYouForReal. The benefits of staffing this man are innumerable. He is blessed with a God-given fighting style of a Chris Leben, yet has the wrestling accolade of a Daniel Cormier. Needless to say, having him at the helm of a Judo Chop would be a gift to us all.
In addition to supreme natural MMAability, his commentary would surpass that of a Snowden or Roth. He would bring a natural fire to his work, as evidenced by his love for ketchup and disdain for mustard lovers. Suffice to say, he was given a blessing in storytelling in addition to his penchant for smashing face and takedowns.
This fanpost should be a long-lasting testament to a rising talent in the literary and blue-collar brawling world. AreYouForReal, we salute you. A lover of ketchup, fighting, family, and hopefully future member of the Bloody Elbow team.