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Can your junk be turned into a weapon in the Octagon?



So often during UFC broadcasts Joe Rogan says many interesting things. He knows the sport very well, is very intelligent and has a lot of varied interests that he is able to bring into the commentary.

I enjoy him a lot but every once in a while he says something that makes even a stoner say, “WTF is he smoking tonight.” Honestly those moments are a part of why I like listening to him during the broadcasts. After Kenny Robertson had found Ildemar Alcantara’s special jewels twice Rogan went into his standard Thai steel cup rant.

Well, almost the standard one. This time he added that it is so strong it could turn your junk into a weapon. This quickly lit up Twitter. Not quite in a Dude Wipes level, but close.

Now I am aware of the cups he is speaking of and he does have a point. If you watch Muay Thai fights you will see them get drilled with a kick in the groin. There is a brief pause and a touch of the gloves and they are back in action. I am talking about hard direct shots to every so sensitive man parts and every time I see it happen I think about Rogan. Maybe that is a little weird.

I also see the various footage on Youtube of the CEO of Diamond Cup and others getting drilled in the groin by various strikes and objects including a mallet and steel pipe.

Now you might be wondering after watching the video why would you not wear one of these. Apparently they are not as comfortable as the less protective plastic ones. Now personally that is not an area I would choose comfort over protection. Also, if you have ever been hit in the ole “John Smalls” then you know how uncomfortable that can be.

It is after all a protective cup, not a air your junk out and make it feel fresh cup.

That being said could you use the steel cup as a weapon as Rogan suggested. Sure, some of you immediately went to the north-south position but I think it would be limited to its effectiveness to stop a fight.

The offense would have to come from a defensive standpoint and would involve jumping into kicks, knees and punches to injure your opponent. Maybe adding a little KO potential to a flying triangle but I think the offensive capability of the steel cup would be limited.

Then again a master could come along and do for it what Machida has done for Karate in the octagon. It is MMA and it comes down to what works in the cage. If some is successful with an offensive junk oriented game plan then others will follow.

Until then we will be treated to a parade of nutshots and Rogan talking about steel Thai cups. For when men fight sooner or later someone is getting hit in the junk. All around the world  in all cultures and countries people get hit in the balls. It has been a part of fighting since the dawn of time. It is visceral and primal. Let’s face it nothing causes quite the same reaction both live and at home than the slo-motion mutt-shot replay.

They are called the family jewels for a reason. They are precious so protect them. Always safety first.

An avid lifetime fight fan who loves to write about it. So kick back, get comfortable and let's have some fun! "Wants me to tell him something pretty." Al Sweargen "Going wrong is not the end of fucking things, Johnny. Fuck no! I have comeback from plenty of shit that looked like it was going wrong." Dan Dority "Deserve's got nothin' to do with it." Bill Munny