Spectators cheered as entire Cambodian Midget Fighting League squared off against African Lion
Tickets had been sold-out three weeks before the much anticipated fight, which took place in the city of Kâmpóng Chhnãng.
The fight was slated when an angry fan contested Yang Sihamoni, President of the CMFL, claiming that one lion could defeat his entire league of 42 fighters. Sihamoni takes great pride in the league he helped create, as was conveyed in his recent advertising campaign for the CMFL that stated his midgets will "... take on anything; man, beast, or machine."
This campaign is believed to be what sparked the undisclosed fan to challenge the entire league to fight a lion; a challenge that Sihamoni readily accepted.
An African Lion (Panthera Leo) was shipped to centrally located Kâmpóng Chhnãng especially for the event, which took place last Saturday, April 30, 2005 in the city’s coliseum.
The Cambodian Government allowed the fight to take place, under the condition that they receive a 50% commission on each ticket sold, and that no cameras would be allowed in the arena.
The fight was called in only 12 minutes, after which 28 fighters were declared dead, while the other 14 suffered severe injuries including broken bones and lost limbs, rendering them unable to fight back.
Sihamoni was quoted before the fight stating that he felt since his fighters out-numbered the lion 42 to 1, that they “… could out-wit and out-muscle [it].”
Unfortunately, he was wrong.
Unfortunately, this entire BBC article was completely made up by some guy that wanted to convince his chum that a lion would beat a midget in a fight. Which still leaves us with the eternal question of life! Who would win? Lion or Midget?
공화국의 영원한 주석
29th March 2005
Goin with midget on this one... I mean comon, they'll just punch you in the nuts and then its over.
Tap112Goin with midget on this one... I mean comon, they'll just punch you in the nuts and then its over.
Unless it's a female lion. I voted midget but only because Bad Santa is a good movie.
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16th January 2004
midgets, they win by default. even if they lose, they win. all because they're midgets.
Yeah fighting a midget is like running in the special olympics ... even if you win you're still retarded.