David Rickels long ago established himself as that Bellator guy who entertains but cannot beat the promotion’s elite. Which is fine, every organization needs an entertainer.
At last night’s Bellator 171, Rickels was tossed a softball in the form of opponent Aaron Derrow, so of course there was some ass-kicking in the cage courtesy of Rickels’ hands, ground and pound, and savvy. Derrow has a modicum of wrestling skill, which he used to try to curb the punishment, but in the end he couldn’t stop Rickels from getting the TKO in Round 3.
However, the best part of the fight came when the fighters were walking out, with Rickels doing his usual creative thing and busting out with the “Mannequin Challenge”. Watch below and see why Bellator keeps this guy around.