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Midnight Mania! UFC star Paige VanZant chokes U.S. soldier unconscious

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Paige VanZant is fresh off a tour with the troops abroad, which came on the heels of her recent book release. She had a lot of fun, including the time she choked a soldier out on stage. That’s right- while demonstrating a choke, VanZant actually put the soldier to sleep, and Max Holloway, who was also on the troop tour, had to jump over and revive the unconscious serviceman.

Imagine being that guy, on stage for a demonstration, feeling the choke tighten, and next thing you know UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is waking you up. Not an experience he will soon forget, even if he doesn’t remember much.


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Note: an earlier version of this story referred to the service member as a Marine. It was pointed out to me that he is evidently not a Marine, so the story has been amended to reflect that. My apologies to all Marines, none of whom would ever be choked by Paige VanZant.

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