One of the best rules to follow in life is to never fight anyone with cauliflower ear.
That apparently didn’t make its way to this guy from Florida who found out the hard way why it’s a rule that should be strictly adhered too. While in a Miami parking lot around 4am on Halloween Night, former professional MMA fighter Javier Baez was attacked by a man with a knife.
According to Local10, Baez was sitting in his car when the man began hitting his windows and attempted to enter the vehicle and stab him. Baez got out and tried to calm the situation down, but the man charged at him with a 14 inch knife and his years of training kicked in.
Baez easily ducked under the wild slash and controlled the attacker’s arm before grabbing him around head and slamming him to the pavement. Honestly, it looked a lot like Dwayne Johnson’s iconic “Rock Bottom” takedown, and once the fight hit the ground, it was all but over.
Baez maintained heavy top pressure, using a giftwrap to knock away the knife before sinking in a beautiful arm triangle choke.
“You train so many times that it becomes just a reflex. Once I started putting the choke in, he kind of just let it go because no one is worried about anything else but breathing when you’re losing air. I was able to hold him down with my knee and call the cops, and he woke up, cops came, and it was good, easy peasy!
Once it came to that, it’s all instincts. I couldn’t do much but just react. I’ve been training my whole life — black belt jiu-jitsu, wrestled in college, I’ve got eight pro fights, MMA masters. I’ve got great training partners.”
Obviously, the guy with the knife didn’t know he was going against a legit professional fighter, but man did he pick the wrong opponent or what?
You never know what people are capable of out on the streets, so how about we stop attacking random dudes in parking lots? That sounds like a good idea to me…
Whoa Javier Baez in Miami got attacked by some random with a knife but shows why wrestling is important to know pic.twitter.com/zxVcE2T3AW