🤼♂️MMA Gladiator Tackles a Dinosaur Descendant Outside a FL School: Not Your Average School Run 🐊
TL;DR: It’s Godzilla vs Kong all over again, but in real life, people! MMA fighter Mike Dragich took on a 10-foot alligator that was lurking around an elementary school in Jacksonville, Florida. Spoiler: it was a brawl of epic proportions 🥊🦖
It’s all fun and games until a colossal alligator gatecrashes your morning school drop-off routine. Well, that was the scenario one sunny morning in Jacksonville, Florida. MMA fighter Mike Dragich, instead of squaring up against another fighter in the ring, decided to play wrestler with a 10-foot alligator, in a showdown that had jaws dropping (pun intended).
Our man of the moment, Dragich, is a 33-year-old amateur MMA fighter, who apparently moonlights as a licensed gator trapper. Like Batman responding to a bat signal, Dragich rushed to the scene to assist Florida fire and rescue officials to escort our toothy friend away from the student-filled campus. So, what’s your side hustle, huh? 😜
Now, imagine this: a muscular man with biceps bigger than your head, strutting towards a prehistoric monster in his cut-sleeve shirt and tight pants. His mission? To get that gator by its tail. As it turns out, our alligator buddy wasn’t so keen on cooperating. Did you think the gator would just roll over and ask for a belly rub? 🤷♂️
Cue the epic battle scene. The struggle was real, people. Dragich managed to hook its head with a catch pole, but our alligator mate was not giving up without a fight. In fact, it performed a crazy barrel roll, desperately trying to wriggle free. Onlookers couldn’t help but scream. I mean, wouldn’t you? 🎢
With the help of the JFRD responders, Dragich finally managed to tame the gator. And thus, another normal day in Florida, where MMA fighters and alligators hang out by the schoolyard.
Now, onto a critical question: what if Dragich was not around that day? And are the gator wrestling classes included in the MMA training, or is that a special add-on? This event truly begs the question, how well are we prepared for the unexpected wildlife encounters, especially near our children’s learning environments? 🤔
After reading about such an astonishing wrestling match, one has to wonder: when push comes to shove, would you be ready to wrangle a gator? 🐊👀