First off RIP Ryan Dunn. Secondly if you’re wondering why this one sided beatdown went down in the history books, it’s because this is the only #1 box office movie from 2002 to feature an inter-gender kickboxing match (and Miller High Life product placement).
Speaking from the comfort of my computer chair (and behind a computer screen) I can confidently say that I would’ve faired better against Naoko Kumagai than Ryan (RIP) Dunn did. I’d float like a butterfly sting like a bee, I’d go high when she goes low, and I’d sweep the leg and force the ref to step in.
Yeah if I ran into Naoko in the streets I’d probably beg for her to not end my life. I don’t care if she’s 18 years older then when she skullfucked Dunn, once you’re trained to kill you don’t forget. The body may break down but the muscle memory remains and I have zero doubt that if I squared her up she’d fold me like a lawn chair before I even knew what happened.
My (un)official fighting record is 0-0 and I have to assume if I ever make my debut the odds of my record being 0-1 afterwards would be -10000000000000.
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