Hooper vs Austin Wolf - Mat Rats 21
limits. At one point Austin drops Hooper from a gorilla press. That's easily more than a nine-foot free fall. Hooper clutches his ribs in pain, and he stays in pain for the rest of the bout. Austin raises him in a chokelift, then in a firemans carry, from which position Hooper indefatigably pounds his fist to Austins broad and granite-hard chest, hoping to wear the big guy down. On the mat, Austins stretches are excruciating even to watch, pure hell for a guy like Hooper so much smaller than he is. If the stretch werent bad enough, he delivers sharp chops to Hoopers abs, and still all Hooper says is I can take more. More he gets, as Austin applies a rear naked choke that foreshadows a see-it-to-believe-it climactic knockout. In the matches final third, Austin gets an unexpected taste of what its like to be the little guy, but for the rest you have to respect Hoopers drive, tenacity, and fearlessness.