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Watch UFC Fighter Angela Hill Pose As Street Fighter's Sagat During Weigh-In

by Suriel Vazquez on Feb 04, 2017 at 08:31 AM

One of my favorite long-standing parts of Street Fighter are the intro animations. At their best (like in Street Fighter Alpha 3), they can give depth to characters that are otherwise caricatures.

So it's no surprise real-life fighters would take inspiration from them. During a weigh-in for a fight, UFC strawweight Angela Hill imitated Muay Thai fighter Sagat's idle animation while greeting her opponent, then switched to the character's cross-armed, laughing victory animation when it was time for photos. You can watch the entire routine below.

Hill is, of course, a Muay Thai disciple herself. Here's hoping she can soon master the ability to chuck Tiger Shots at her opponents (non-lethally, of course).