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Pinoy MMA fighter quits to spare foe


Now that is class, letting someone you know would lose, win. Small | Large

In a surprising act of mercy and sportsmanship, a Filipino mixed martial artist competing in a Michigan fight card chose to tap out rather than inflict more punishment on his clearly overmatched opponent.

Mike Pantangco, an amateur MMA fighter born in the Philippines, was fighting Jeremy Rasner in the Prison City Fight League and dominating the fight, landing knees and punches, as well as a well-executed spinning back elbow.

But with just seconds to go before the end of the round, Pantangco backed off, took a knee, and tapped the mat, giving Rasner the victory in a match that he had been winning.

The video has been viewed more than 2.4 million times on YouTube since it was posted on May 20.

Pantangco explained his actions in an interview with ASX TV, saying: "I just feel that there's no point fighting him, because he didnít train against me and I didnít train for him."

Gray Wolf:
Wow!  That was pure class!  You'll never see that anywhere else. 


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