Tag team MMA? Yeah, that’s a thing. And of course it’s a thing in Russia.
Artem Tarasov seems like he could be the Shawn Michaels of tag team MMA – as in the most likely to succeed as an, uh, singles competitor.
Why you ask? Well, he easily finished two men in a total of 32 seconds in this tremendous video of an Arrows event.
Tarasov’s teammate Albert Vakhitov (aka Marty Jannetty) did absolutely nothing as Tarasov made short of work of a pair of dudes in the ring, which was really just ropes surrounding the sand box you used to play in when you were a kid.
Tarasov knocked out the first guy in 14 seconds with an overhand right and some ground and pound. The next hapless victim was finished with an armbar at the 32-second mark after our protagonist took him down and slipped seamlessly into mount. It’s only a matter of time before we Tarasov’s heel turn.
When are we going to see tag team MMA in the UFC? We’re not, you say?
Remember, Dana White said we’d never see women fighting either. And Artem Tarasov is clearly the Ronda Rousey of tag team MMA.