Caraway (left) in his fight with Johnny Bedford. Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Video: Bryan Caraway fishhooks Erik Perez en route to submission victory


Top ranked bantamweight Bryan Caraway picked up an impressive second round submission victory over Erik Perez at UFC Fight Night 42, but was caught fish hooking his opponent whilst going for the rear naked choke. For those unaware, fish hooking is where one fighter deliberately puts their fingers in the mouth of their opponent and yanks the cheek, causing considerable pain and frustration. As you can suspect, it is an illegal technique that could result in a point deduction or even disqualification.

Though not caught by the referee, Caraway caused another reason for the great volume of fans that dislike the bantamweight to continue to do so. Despite the impressiveness of his victory, it has somewhat been overshadowed by such a poor piece of sportsmanship.

As expected, the American – boyfriend to UFC bantamweight contender Miesha Tate – protested his innocence, stating that he was unaware that he had committed the crime in question.

The incident has led to a ton of disapproval from fans via Twitter, and it remains to be seen whether the UFC and/or New Mexico athletic commission will take retrospective action. You can see a Vine of the incident below.


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