The Romans had gladiators. People with cable connections have WWE. And the rest of us, well, we have this video of some former MMA fighters absolutely wiping the astroturf with some dads in an altercation caught this past weekend in Oklahoma.
\u201cHad this sent to me this morning. \n\nLooks like things went well Monday at Bailey Ranch up in Owasso! \n\nNSFW (or maybe it is) by the way.\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
What on earth could people be beating the crap out of each other about this time—on a golf course, of all things?
It's a bit of a he-said-she-said situation. Or maybe dads-said-former-mma-fighers-said.
\u201cCONTEXT! Both sides (1/2)\n\nGolfers (pink shirt, bald guy etc.) say kids were running around on course. They told kids to get back on other side of fence so they didn't get hit by ball. Lady from house yells at golfers, says dads will fight them.\n\nGolfers are former MMA fighters\ud83d\ude02\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
\u201cHouse side (2/2)\n\nGolfers told house/kids to watch out. House made joke back. Bald guy freaked out, yelled at/cussed out kids and wives.\n\nMen from house ran out to confront golfers/stand up for women and children. Fight ensues.\n\nYOU DECIDE!\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
Many people immediately commented that this is a clip worth watching several times—all the way through!—to get the full effect.
\u201c@TJEckertKTUL I had to watch this a few dozen times, you have 3 fights going on at once, the guy on the right takes out 2 guys more than once. The only complaint I have is why does the video cut out, there seems to be more action after 17 seconds.\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
\u201c@TJEckertKTUL I keep seeing something new every time I watch this\u2026 probably not a good sign when you\u2019re told to \u201cstay down\u201d\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
\u201c@TJEckertKTUL Need the ending to this. This clip is wild. There is so much going on! Multiple takedowns fight with in fights. You have to rewatch it several times to appreciate the totality of this video. \ud83d\ude02\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
People who play golf contributed their own comments on how common this sort of thing is on golf courses.
\u201c@TJEckertKTUL Brawls on the golf course are more common than one might think .. one I participated in and another two of people I know were in .. doctor bills to prove it\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
\u201c@TJEckertKTUL That\u2019s what you get for talking during someone\u2019s backswing\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
Brawls on the golf course do kind of tarnish the reputation of the game, however.
Some were cheering on specific fighters.
\u201c@JacobDelaughter @TJEckertKTUL the bald guy was on fire.\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
\u201c@TJEckertKTUL My man on the far left living his best high-waisted life \ud83e\udd23\ud83d\udc4d.\n\nLOL & then he calls on his college wrestling experience. What a unit!\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
\u201c@TJEckertKTUL The dude on the right did a no arm dip and then a fade away right hook to just end the day. These guys should give go back to MMA cause they looking sharpppppp still.\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
\u201c@TJEckertKTUL Definitely don't want to mess with "You wanna go down too" guy. He clearly won.\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
Again, this is common on golf courses. Really. Or it could be.
\u201c@TJEckertKTUL This happens when the Pro Shop gives 2 groups the same tee time\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
No matter how it started or who won—MMA fighters or dads' lawyers? Still up for debate!—everyone can agree this was a wild watch.
\u201c@TJEckertKTUL Golf fights would be a great YouTube channel\u201d— TJ Eckert (@TJ Eckert) 1683044296
Advice to the dads: next time, maybe check the credentials of the person you're going to fight before you take a swing.