(Story and the very poorly transcribed Russian dialogue here. Fight starts around 2:45)
As impressive as it is for Dmitry to come out of the crowd and end the fight in 23 seconds, this is clearly a case of Max losing the fight rather than Dmitry winning it. I don’t know much about MMA. I have no idea what the rules are and the only time I’ve done a reverse naked choke is when I’m laying in my bed at night looking at PornHub. But here’s what I do know: if you go out there with hair covering your face, looking like an Affliction wearing Cousin It, then you’re going to get knocked out every time. I knew it was coming the second he pushed his hair back for the first time. There was no doubt about it. If you fight blind, you will lose. I don’t care if you’ve got the beautiful locks of Thor, put that shit in a ponytail or you’re going to catch your opponent’s hammer upside the head. “Look good, play good” doesn’t really translate to combat.