Instead of hurting his opponent, this MMA fighter tapped out

Mixed martial arts fighter Mike Pantangco was getting the best of opponent Jeremy Rasner in a recent Prison City Fight League amateur match. Pantangco was so dominant that he tapped out before he could inflict any more damage on Rasner, telling AxsTV afterwards that as amateurs “we don’t get money, we don’t get paid” so it’s not worth having Rasner “go in the hospital or get hurt. I just feel terrible so I’m just going to give him the win.”

Take a look. Who says there’s no sportsmanship in the Prison City Fight League.

While we’re on the subject of mixed martial arts, check out Rick Maese’s feature on UFC President Dana White.

Dana White talks about why he has been successful as president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and how the business has grown in recent years. (Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post)


After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.



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