UFC fighter Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson went semi-viral when he unleashed his kicking energy on bodybuilder Houston Jones on his YouTube channel final 12 months. And in a brand new video, he is following up on that stunt by making an attempt the identical factor together with his good good friend Candy T.
"I do not know why I volunteered for this," says Candy T. "I'm not Houston Jones, I'm not indestructible, I'm actually terrified proper now... The factor about getting hit with somebody's hardest methods, particularly kicks, is that it often does not occur, as a result of if you're within the combat, if you're competing, you sometimes haven't got sufficient time or your companion does not help you hit them together with your hardest kick."
Thompson admits that he has by no means really been in a position to pull off a full-power kick within the octagon, so he is excited to strive some physique photographs now. And as he's thought of by some to be probably the greatest kickers within the UFC (with a previous profession in full-contact kickboxing), Candy T is in for some ache.
They begin off with the roundhouse kick, and Thompson goals for the photo voltaic plexus, which Candy T has padded for security. "That is going to suck, big-time," he says after the primary kick, which Thompson delivers at 30 p.c energy. "I have already got a headache," he provides.
Thompson ups the ability behind every kick, till he is at 100%—and even by a shin pad and chest protector, Candy T can undoubtedly really feel it. "I could not think about getting hit, naked shin, full onto the ribs," he says.
And simply in case it wasn't already clear: do not do this at house.