Bellator’s lightweight star David Rickels took advantage of being in his native Kansas and with the help of people in attendance performed an amazing version of the Mannequin Challenge. He appeared about to do his walkout to the cage in complete mannequin fashion and so were the rest of the people in the aisle that leads to the cage. He then proceeded to walk to the cage while everyone stood still.
In case you don’t know, the Mannequin Challenge is a viral Internet video trend where people remain frozen in action like mannequins while a moving camera films them, usually with the song “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd playing in the background. It is believed that the phenomenon was started by students in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 12, 2016. The initial posting has inspired works by other groups, especially professional athletes and sports teams, who have posted increasingly complex and elaborate videos.
The video may have brought good luck to ‘The Caveman’ Rickels who pulled off and impressiv TKO victory over Aaron Derrow in the third round.
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