My twitter timeline is blowing up today with fighters saying that they will be at the Los Angeles Fit Expo today. The yearly Fit Expo is great for the hardcore fans of MMA and bodybuilding. They can meet, get an autograph, or take a photo with their inspirations.
Michael Chandler looks to be at the Monster Energy booth. Cub Swanson and Daniel Straus are at the Virus Intl booth. Tito Ortiz and the Bellator ring girls are signing over at Punishment Athletics. Rich Piana gets punched in the face at the 5% booth. Wait. What?
We live in 2017 and there are such things as YouTube celebrities. I have just learned this, by the way.
Rich Piana is a YouTube celebrity. He’s a 46 year old monster of a bodybuilder, with personality. His Youtube channel is filled with workout tips and celebrities training with him etc. He posts videos of people calling him out, wanting to fight him as well.
A former 5% team member named Mac Trucc is one of those people who want to fight Piana.
In the above video, Mac Trucc is talking a lot of smack to Piana at the Fit Expo. Piana tells Trucc that they can go walk somewhere and fight alone, with no bodybuilding crews. I’m pretty sure this is the plot of West Side Story.
Trucc punches Piana. 100 guys in black tank tops, cargo shorts, and backwards hats rushed in to separate it.
Arguing and chest puffing ensue at the Fit Expo. Described as a ‘Top MMA fighter’ in a Piana YouTube Video, 1 of Rich’s guys charges at Trucc. He ‘THIS IS SPARTA’ kicks one of Trucc’s crew, who proceeds to beat down the top MMA fighter.
Alex Di Ciero is who got pummeled and he is Royce Gracie’s bodyguard.
I understand why bodybuilders have to fight at the Fit Expo. Imagine 2 bodybuilders applying for a license to fight a sanctioned event. USADA would have a field day.
Video Courtesy of MrYorkieLoverFitness