If you're a sports blogger, some sort of initiation rite is mandatory before you can attain any real credibility (mine was standing on a milking stool and having Leitch pelt me with ears of corn). When you specialize in mixed martial arts, then having Frank Shamrock choke you unconscious is the preferred way to go, apparently. Here's blogger Dewey Hammond of Hard For The Yard, being sent sleepy-bye, and then back again, by Mr. Shamrock. Hilarity, and some not-safe-for-work language, ensues.

Dewey:

If you're curious what it feels like to be choked unconscious, I'll sum it up for you in one word: INCREDIBLE. If it was a drug you could take in pill form, I would pop it daily. As soon as Frank finished, I wanted him to do it again. Time slowed down. There was a musical buzzing. I had no idea if I was waking up or going dark. It was like nothing I've ever experienced, or at least not like anything that I'm willing to admit that I've tried.

I had the exact same reaction when I tried to sit through Phantom of the Opera. But seriously, if Dewey wants sensations of "time slowing down, a musical buzzing and no idea if you're waking up or going dark" on a regular basis, I'm willing to sell him my 49ers season tickets. Still not as extreme as this, though. MMA Fighter Chokes Me Unconcious [Hard For The Yard]