At face value, Rafael "Ataman" Fiziev is just a happy-go-lucky MMA fighter trying to bring home the bread and get by without any hassle, whereas he clearly started out as a low-key computer hacker who followed the white rabbit, took the red pill and was exposed to the secret society that is the matrix.
In this recent footage, Fiziev displays inhuman levels of skill in the ring that no mere mortal could achieve.
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During a 154-pound final bout of the Toyota Marathon in Phitsanulok, Thailand on last Friday, Fiziev managed to dodge a right head kick, bending at an almost 45-degree angle and thus confirming himself to be mates with Morpheus.
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Opponent Sorgraw Petchyindee ended up taking the fight via decision, which we're not too sure about, but the Phuket Top Team was highly impressed with Fiziev's defense, sharing it on social media.
"Look at the skin on the left side of red-shorts' back, under the arms. He knew that kick was coming cos it had probably come several times before and he had straight up eaten it on the ribs," one person wrote.
"Great display of athleticism, I have no doubt many fighters who'd try that would end up overbalancing and taking a foot to the chin."
Another person put: "What an absolute animal!"
Remember kids: the Matrix is everywhere.
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