Amateur MMA fighter Mike Pantangco lost in extraordinary fashion recently. Pantangco appeared to be teeing off on Jeremy Rasner during their Prison City Fight League bout when he kneeled down and tapped out, signaling his submission and forcing the referee to step in and hand the win to his opponent Rasner.
According to statements given to Axs TV, Pantangco began to feel sympathy for his opponent and so he opted out of the fight.
“I just feel that there’s no point in 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. We don’t get money. We don’t get paid,” said Pantangco in a heavy accent.
“And I know that the only thing [that’d happen] is him to go to the hospital or get hurt. I just feel terrible so I’m just going to give him the win.”
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Do you agree with Pantangco’s decision to give up rather than attempt to finish his opponent or do you think it was bizarre behavior?