The new trend is a body-shot challenge, in which athletes allow their coaches and teammates to hammer their midsection with stiff strikes.
Karaki participated late last week, but he added a new element.
In the video, the Lebanese mixed martial artist stands strong as his body is hammered – literally – by a sledgehammer.
“O Lutador” hopes to contend for another World Championship soon, and his incredible display of toughness indicates that he’s prepared to take anyone’s best shot.
The American Top Team standout has posted a 9-1 professional record, and his body-shot challenge will surely catch the attention of the middleweight roster.
Let’s just hope nobody tries to one-up him.