The highs and lows in MMA are unlike any other, but Jeremiah “The Kid” Labiano, according to his Twitter feed, experienced the medium of the mediums following his first-round finish of Justin Smitley at Bellator 206.
Probably due, in part, to Labiano’s preparations within the walls of his Bay Area gym, Crispim BJJ, the regional champion and former main attraction under Bellator’s banner clocked-in for a fifteen-minute shift, punched out early with some thunderous ground-and-pound, and called it a night.
Labiano later Tweeted: “I literally crushed a mfers head into the canvas, went home, ate some graham crackers in bed, and fell asleep.”
— Slim (@FiLthyJeRmz) September 30, 2018
Regardless of Labiano’s subdue celebration, emotions surrounding San Jose’s SAP Center, as well as those logged into the DAZN app, escalated into an incensed pandemonium.
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) September 30, 2018
Feelings aside, the data on Labiano’s resume highlights his position shouldn’t be on the preliminary portion of any promotion’s card.
Jeremiah Labiano (12-6) snaps Justin Smitley's five-fight win streak, tamping him down en route to a first-round TKO. "The Kid" has finished eight of 12 victories; this marks his first stoppage since 2013. #Bellator206 pic.twitter.com/r9adiBZeY1
— Kyle Johnson (@Maldobabo) September 30, 2018
Before Labiano slipped into a simple-carbohydrate induced slumber, he shared, via his Instagram, the bout that slipped from his fingers like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow: a showdown versus James Gallagher. The boisterous Filipino-American stated, “Hey @strabanimalmma (James Gallagher), I heard you need a comeback fight…Hawaii. December. Let’s go mfer…We got some unfinished business.”
Until the next prizefight pixelates, it’s back to the daily grind for Labiano.