In 1999, Vyacheslav Datsik became a popular name in the world of mixed martial arts when he shockingly defeated Andrei Arlovski at the MFC World Championship after Arlovski had been kicking his ass during most of the fight. Datsik built his MMA record to 12-1 before he just sort of fell apart. He resorted to a life of crime, robbing retail stores before he was eventually caught and declared batsh*t crazy. After serving years in a maximum security mental ward, he was moved to a lower security facility, and this turned out to be a brilliant move because he escaped last weekend. By tearing through a metal fence. With his bare hands. F*cking metal, bro.
Russian authorities are trying to find this psycho gorilla because he’s back to his old tricks of robbing stores, as a cell phone store owner reported that a “hefty” man stole $227 dollars and a Nokia phone from him over the weekend. This dude is like Jason Bourne, only he’s real, completely insane and he will beat you to death. But let’s revisit part of the story for a second:
Datsik used his immense strength to escape on Saturday.
“He tore a hole in a chain-link fence with his bare hands and fled. We immediately informed police about his escape,” the hospital’s shocked chief doctor, Leonid Yefremov, told the fontanka.ru news website.
Datsik’s former cagefighting career was dogged by accusations that he endangered his opponents by being too brutal in the ring. (Via Adelaide Now)
HE TORE THROUGH A METAL FENCE WITH HIS BARE HANDS. I’m issuing a warning to all of our readers at With Leather’s Russian sister blog, With Lenin: Run for your lives. There’s a maniac on the loose in Russia, and he makes the Techno Viking look like the Friday Night Sissy Fights.
On a lighter note, Datsik was also the celebrity face of the Slavic Union, a far right Russian nationalist political party, regarded as fascist and intent on reviving the political and social beliefs of Adolph Hitler and the Nazis. So Russia’s got that going for it.
Here’s the video of the entire fight between Datsik and Arlovski, but it can pretty much be summed up with “This dude is crazy”: