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Flipping Out


May 04, 2016

Flipping Out

Former UNC wrestler and current mixed martial arts champion Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje returned to campus and defeated his opponent in less than two minutes during a World Series of Fighting title match March 12 in the Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center. The Colorado State Boxing Commission suspended Gaethje, who now has a 16-0 professional record, for his signature post-victory backflip off of the cage fencing, which the commission considers dangerous. The fighter was later reinstated.