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Lessons In Kissing Your Opponent

by Ryan Hudson

It is a few years old now, but a loyal reader just tipped us off to the video today. Before a fight on New Year's Eve in 2005, Yoshihiro Nakao kissed his opponent, Heath Herring, on the lips. Herring did not appreciate it.

After the punch, near the end of the video, Herring could be heard yelling, "Illegal act! I didn't touch him! He tried to kiss me on the lips, like a homosexual! I'm not gay. I'm not gay!" Glad we got that cleared up.

Interestingly, the fight was ruled a no-contest, with judges saying that both the kiss and punch were fouls.

Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas don't see what the big deal was.