Did you feel MMA was lacking a Super Hero?
I don’t even know what to say here.
Apparently super heroes don’t hide their identities anymore. Thanks for that one Marvel! There are no secret identities for super heroes to live normal lives under, I am saddened by this. I like my super heroes to be unknown, in brightly colored costumes that would make the boys in WestHo blush. Once again, thanks Marvel for F23King this one up too.
Why am I talking about super heroes on an MMA website? Well I know many of you are diehard comic book geeks like myself, hence the Marvel references, AND MMA fighter Ben ‘Flattop’ Fodor (brother of Strikeforce Caros Fodor) is the Seattle superhero known as Phoenix Jones. I won’t repeat that last line, just read it again, slowly, let it sink in. There you go. Are you sufficiently mind F23Ked yet?
It gets better, turns out he was arrested Sunday morning, while in costume of course, during the course of what he calls a street brawl.
Police officers arrested the 23-year-old man who calls himself Phoenix Jones early Sunday after he was accused of assaulting several people with pepper spray. He was booked in county jail on four counts of assault, with arraignment set for Thursday, police said Monday.
Jones, who wears a black mask with yellow stripes and a bulging muscle bodysuit, said he was only trying to stop a street brawl.
Where to begin? First, this is awesome, is there a better descriptive word for this entire series of events? Maybe Fawesome (F23king Awesome condensed!), yes Fawesome it is. Phoneix Jones aka Ben Fodor is Fawesome. Let me tell you why, not only is he an MMA fighter with a semi famous brother, he puts on a super hero costume and fights crime in his spare time. I will repeat that, he puts on a super hero costume and fights crime in his spare time. What do you do in your spare time? Me, I drink, heavily. As fun as that is, and despite my drunken assertions that I am in fact a real live super hero, it’s just the liquor talking, I am in fact just a garden variety drunk. Not so with Ben Fodor, he lives the dream, he is Phoenix Jones and he has one snazzy looking costume to prove it. Insert jealousy here.
Some of you might think this is childish and dangerous, stupid even. You would in fact be correct in your assumptions. Which is why Phoenix Jones aka Ben Fodor is Fawesome, he laughs at your accusations, your small mindedness, your logic even! Since he is a righteous super hero, I bet he scoffs at your pathetic rumblings, as he should.
Rumble young man Rumble