MMA's version of Tyson's face tattoo?

MMA's version of Tyson's face tattoo?
July 18th 2012

London-based MMA fans might be familiar with the name Popek Rak.

He’s a Polish rapper and occasional fighter who competed under the Cage Rage banner a few times. He was notable for a ridiculously aggressive approach and a rabid fan base who nearly caused a riot at Cage Rage 26 back in 2008.

Things have been quiet on the Rak front until today, when a video emerged of him having some ‘body modification’ done at a tattoo studio in London. For reasons best known to himself, Rak has had an enormous cross-shaped scar put on the right side of his face.

He has also had his eyeball re-tattooed (that’s right, re-tattooed - he’d already been through it once) because the colour on the left eyeball had faded lighter than the right and he wasn’t happy with it.

Here’s the video of him having the work done. He is wide awake, as body modification is undertaken by people who do not have a license to administer anaesthetic. However, he is clearly baked from smoking what appears to be a well-packed jazz cigarette and so god only knows what was going through his mind while pieces of skin were being literally scalpeled from his face.

What do you think of the finished result? And where does someone go after an extreme piece of work like this? Rak is still a young man and the scarring will be irreversible, as are the eye tattoos. Is he possibly the craziest person to have ever stepped into the MMA cage?



  • Gary

    Posted at 09:56 on July 18th 2012

    This is disgusting? Why is this even a news story? People still think MMA is barbaric and showing rubbish like this with people who obviously are missing a few screws will only serve to tar all us fans with the same brush.

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  • robbie mckenzie

    Posted at 13:26 on July 18th 2012

    thats pretty messed up. hes obviously trying to make himself look like a badass. doubt hes getting back in the cage though. if he did and i was the guy fighting him id wanna just elbow that open nicely so he realises how stupid that is.

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  • chuck

    Posted at 15:34 on July 18th 2012

    he a jackass the mike tyson of london mma

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  • Wyatt DeVille

    Posted at 16:58 on July 18th 2012

    That looks awesome, can't wait to see it when it's healed.
    This dude is my new favourite fighter. HELL YEAH!!!!!

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  • Shaun Thompson

    Posted at 18:01 on July 18th 2012

    I have worked in hospitals with people who do that, but this is a bit more than a few slices eh, personally I think he is a dumb fuck, but I do think he is one rum motherfukker, and I would bet my wife would kick the fuck out of him inside three rounds, cos I am married to the amazing, the one and only,, queen of Bitchiness, KKKKKAAAAAAATTTTTTRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, Oh fucking yes.. I personally have in the past locked myself in the fkin bathroom, cos she is fking bad bad BAD to the bone.

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  • Elmo

    Posted at 19:10 on July 18th 2012

    What an ambasador for the sport - something for the kids coming into the game to look up to - TWAT!!!!!!

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  • Nick ONeill

    Posted at 20:47 on July 18th 2012

    This guy obviously has some issues he has to sort out. Giving the guy coverage like this just plays into his hands. Hes a moron. Please no more garbage like this FO.

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  • bill hardy

    Posted at 12:48 on July 19th 2012

    shouda put the tatoo on the front of his face

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