MMA fighter Mike Pantangco taps out to save opponent from getting hurt
(VIDEO) MMA fighter Mike Pantangco taps out to save opponent from getting hurt.
I can assure you that you've never seen sportsmanship like this!
MMA fighter Mike Pantangco was dominating the bout against his opponent Jeremy Rasner in an amateur fight at the Prison City Fight League, and could have easily defeated Rasner. However, he instead chose to kneel down and tap out, letting Rasner win.
Why? Because he didn't want to harm Rasner anymore.
"I just feel that there's no point fighting him because he didn't train against me and I didn't train for him and I just feel like we're amateur fighters," he told AXSTV following his defeat.
He went onto add, "We don't get money, we don't get paid, and I know that the only thing I'm going to finish the fight is him to go in the hospital or get hurt. I just feel terrible so I'm just going to give him the win."
He might have lost the fight, but he surely has won a lot of respect.
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