Best April Fools 2024 MMA Pranks Including Demetrious Johnson Fighting a Heavyweight

Demetrious Johnson

As the calendar turns, the world of combat sports decided to celebrate April Fools 2024. From Demetrious Johnson jumping seven weight classes to social media moguls finally settling their beef, here are some of the highlights.

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Demetrious Johnson vs. Anatoly Malykhin

If you believe size doesn’t matter, then you’re in luck. ONE Championship is pitting the 5’3” flyweight GOAT Demetrious Johnson against triple weight champ Anatoly Malykhin. If that isn’t wacky enough for you, then get ready for five separate rulesets. 

Piggybacking off Johnson’s amazing Pan IBJJF tournament submission win over a 6’3” 248-pound opponent, it’ll open with a submission grappling round. While the MMA, Muay Thai, and kickboxing rounds could be exciting, let’s keep our fingers crossed for the final round which will feature a Capoeira battle. 

Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg

The much-talked-about meeting of tech billionaires was the toast of the town this past summer. Drawing attention from mainstream news outlets and proud cosign of hopeful business partner Dana White, if you believed your social media feed, you’d think the good folks at Karate Combat swooped in to steal potentially the biggest circus fight history.

The execution would likely be as silly as the idea itself. While both Musk and Zuckerberg have spent their time on the mats training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a striking battle would probably turn into a slop fest. The advertised April 20th date gives us one idea on how to enjoy the tomfoolery. 

KSI vs. George Foreman

The 30-year age gap between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul not enough for you? Well, how about 45 years between KSI and George Foreman. The influencer turned fighter took aim at the boxing legend decades removed from his competitive days.

KSI was just over a year old when Foreman set the record for being the oldest heavyweight champion in boxing history. The lunacy makes the July meeting between Paul and Tyson vanilla in comparison. But at least the 150-ounce gloves and ban on punching gives Foreman a good chance to survive the five second rounds against the 30-year-old.

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Logan Paul vs. Tastebuds

Prime Hydration co-founder Logan Paul picked a wonderful day to unveil the newest product from the sports drink brand. While donning a Colonel Sanders costume and holding a KFC style bucket with his (or Ariel Helwani’s) likeness on it, the social media personality who has found new life as a boxer and WWE star introduced a fried chicken flavor. 

In case you’re wondering how it tastes, Paul posted a video of him excitedly trying the drink at a drive thru. That excitement turned to horror as he quickly spit it out. Rumor has it, it makes a great chaser for Proper 12.

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