photos: I think this sport one-ups UFC
Two athletes compete during the Turkish oil wrestling event, also known as “Yağlı güres,” in Kassel, Germany.
I know that usually the papers and many blogs post photos of this event every year, but I swear it never gets old… never. I’ve previously called Ultimate Fighting Championship “one of the [most] homoerotic sporting events I’ve seen.” I wonder if Yağlı güres would swipe that title away were it broadcast here in the states.
Still, it’s nice to look at, and honestly pretty impressive. I can sometimes barely keep hold of food when I’m slathering it in oil or butter, I certainly can’t imagine being any good at wrasslin’ in it.* And it really is a great shot.
Photo credit: Thomas Lohnes-AFP/Getty Images
* Outside of MAL or a Titan video shoot, that is.