Ufc vs shark........
Fighting in the ring on on the Street is dead horse stuff. Now we have the next and best incarnation of Ultimate fighting, the Interspiecies Ocean UFC (or IOUFC). There hasn't been this much excitement in the sport since the legendary zombie vs shark match, (and the infamous Tijuana Donkey shows) that started it all. Who will emerge victorius? only time (and the article) will tell. (Oh and of course the spoiler for the TLDR folk)
Caught shark turns key on teen fishermen
19:30 AEST Tue Aug 25 2009
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Steve Bleakley with the shark that tossed his keys.
A teenage fisherman has told how he caught a shark only to have it perform a "death roll" and knock his boat keys into the water, leaving him stranded.
Luke Breneger, 17, was fishing with mate Steve Bleakley, 18, near the NSW central coast town of Killcare on Sunday when the pair caught hold of the 1.2m gummy shark.
The teenagers battled their catch for half an hour until finally hauling it onto Luke's 4.2m lure-fishing boat, where the shark made it clear the fight was not over.
"I tail-gripped it, but it started thrashing around … and as soon as it hit the floor it went crazy," Luke told ninemsn.
"It started this death roll and we thought, 'hey, it's going to break something'."
But the shark instead became entangled in a wire attached to the keys, wrapping the line around itself until it had yanked the keys from the ignition and pitched them off the side of the boat.
The teenagers tried to stop the shark's spin but it was too late.
"I wound up having to go all UFC [Ultimate Fighting Championship] and jump on it … I got it in a paralyser grip," Luke said.
"And just as that happened, the line came out."
The gummy shark — a species not known for having powerful teeth — still managed to bite Luke twice but did not pierce his skin.
The stranded teenagers later released the shark after it had calmed down then decided not to call for help straight away.
"We were catching some good fish, so we thought we'd just hang for a bit," Luke said.
When they finally tried to call for help they found their radio signal was too weak to make a transmission.
Finally, after two-and-a-half hours, they used a flare to hail a passing cruiser, which radioed police for help.
Luke joked his initial attempts to explain to police what had happened "fell on deaf ears without the shark to prove it", but the pair were eventually ferried back to shore.
The teenager, who has plans to become a tournament fisherman, was back at school today retelling the unlikely yarn to his peers.
"It's another reason for people to carry a spare set of keys," he said.
courtesy of nineMSN news
Sometimes you eat the shark. And sometimes the shark eats you.
that's why you put a float on boat keys.
That's only about an hours drive from where I live.
Originally Posted by Hungry
Technically that was round two; round one was actually in the town where I live:
Diver flees with shark attached
An Australian man attacked by a shark swam and drove for help with the creature still clinging to his leg.
Luke Tresoglavic, 22, was snorkelling near Newcastle, north of Sydney, when he was bitten by a two-feet-long Wobbegong shark.
When the shark refused to let go, Mr Tresoglavic swam 300 meters (1,000 feet) to shore, walked to his car and drove to the local surf club.
Lifeguards flushed the shark's gills with fresh water to loosen its grip.
"I just realised I had to swim in like that, hanging on to it," Mr Tresoglavic told Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio on Wednesday.
He had been snorkelling off Caves Beach, about 120 km (75 miles) north of Sydney.
A senior lifeguard at the local clubhouse, Michael Jones, said he could not believe what he was seeing when Mr Tresoglavic walked in.
"There's nothing in our procedure manual for that type of thing," Mr Jones said.
But he said Mr Tresoglavic was in good spirits.
"There was a side of humour to it," he said.
The snorkeller suffered puncture wounds to his leg from the shark's razor-sharp teeth, but did not need stitches - only a course of antibiotics.
The shark, however, died, and the Tresoglavic family reportedly buried it in their garden.
Wobbegong sharks can grow to three metres (10 feet) in length. They dwell on the sea floor and have excellent camouflage, making them hard to detect among rocks and coral.
Luke cheated he used a tag team partner and went out of the ring/ocean. unless of course it was it was interspiecies WWF.... Then its ok.
The IOUFC still fights under old Vale Tudo rules, no eye gouging or groin kicks. Other than that it's anything goes.
Can we somehow add an A and an E onto the start of the acroynym?
and sometimes yudo.
Originally Posted by Art
I must learn this "paralyser grip."
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