It seemed like a good idea at the time. During our pre-fight interviews before the IFL’s show in Las Vegas, we asked some fighters to demonstrate their favorite moves. After a brief discussion, it was decided that I would the demonstration dummy for these. It made for an interesting day, especially when Matt Horwich put me in something called a “ninjaplata”, which I suspect he made it up on the spot.
I wasn’t crazy about Roy Nelson’s idea to demonstrate an overhand right on me, but it worked out okay. He stopped just short of hitting me, though just hearing him describe how he liked to target his punch on the back corner of a man’s jaw made me a little uneasy. I mean, that just sounds unpleasant.
Anyway, here’s the video demonstration of “Big Country” doing the overhand right, plus a look at how he put it to work against Antoine Jaoude.