A video has emerged of Cody Garbrandt getting kicked in the face by movie star Jean Claude Van Damme.
Van Damme and Garbrandt appeared to be in the midst of a friendly spar/ walk-through in a cage, when the Belgian actor caught the UFC fighter with an errant kick.
Last month on Mike Swick’s “Real Quick” podcast, the former UFC bantamweight champion revealed that Van Damme had nearly kicked his teeth out.
Garbrandt explained to the former UFC fighter, that he was infuriated when the Kickboxer star landed one of his signature techniques during a training session at Team Alpha Male.
“I was demonstrating the kick he showed me to get it right. Then I put my foot down and he kicked me right in the teeth. I went black,” said Garbrandt, according to Bloody Elbow’s report.
“I was like ‘I’m going to rip his head off, but it’s Jean-Claude what are you supposed to do?’ All of a sudden he looks at me, drops to his knees and starts crying and is like “My champion!” and starts crying like that, so I felt hella awkward.”