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Midnight Mania! Top prospect Garry Tonon talks MMA debut: It was a new experience dealing damage

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Garry Tonon is a highly decorated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor, but it was his striking that caught the eye in his MMA debut. He knocked down his opponent and finished them with brutal ground strikes.

There is more to come from Tonon, who competes at welterweight, because he evidently really enjoys this.

It was a thrilling feeling, I’ll be honest with it. I had fun with it.

I don’t think anyone really understands- if you haven’t done MMA before, you just don’t know.

It’s the damage back and forth, the actual attempt to knock someone unconscious. You have to continue to punch until you are pulled away, or they are done or cut open or whatever the case may be. The thought of that goes through your head at the moment, at least for me.


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