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Video: Fighter Climbs the Cage and Leaves During the Middle of a Bout

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Here’s something you don’t see every day. At a recent Brazilian MMA event, a fighter quite literally climbed over the cage and exited the arena, right in the middle of his fight.

Claudinei Angelo and Evilasio Silva were in the midst of a rather one sided affair. Silva was reportedly pummeling Angelo, who only managed to survive the round by repeatedly spitting out his mouthpiece in order to get a reprieve from the action. At one point, Silva knocked Angelo to the canvas, but before he could finish him, Angelo called a “timeout.” Apparently, he had lost his mouthpiece once again.

This time though, the referee refused to stop the fight. Rather than continue the bout, Angelo opted to head home. He tried the door, which was locked, then decided to scale the cage and leave.

It’s just a hunch, but I’m guessing he doesn’t have an especially bright future in the sport ahead of him.