The world of MMA got a video game crossover in real life yesterday. One of the more animated fighters in the women’s division, Angela Hill, will be returning to the UFC this weekend. It appears she’s doing it in style too. At the weigh in for her UFC bout this weekend Hill dressed up as one of your favorite video game characters growing up. Hill donned a Street Fighter outfit which was a dead ringer for Sagat.
In a tribute to “Street Fighter” character Sagat, Hill got her hands wrapped and put on his signature eye patch before her face-off with fifth-ranked strawweight Jessica Andrade on Saturday night. While dressing up at a weigh in is nothing new in sports, a contract with Reebok actually limits UFC fighters with what they can wear in the Octagon. Hill found a way around the policy and was able to pull off the look with a simple eye patch and wraps.
Sagat is a legendary character from the “Street Fighter” video game series. He was originally an unplayable boss in the first two games but became a playable character later in the series where gamers could unleash his vicious Muay Thai strikes on the likes of Ryu, Ken and E. Honda.
Check out Hill at the weigh in below – you can even catch Hill doing a perfect imitation of Sagat’s fighting stance.
– Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) February 3, 2017