Arkansas MMA Fans Get Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen

During a scene in his movie Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen succeeded in making an arena full of rodeo enthusiasts very, very angry at him. It appears that he pulled the same trick twice more in Arkansas in April for his next movie and, once again, succeeded in getting the desired reaction.

The film, about his gay Austrian character Bruno, filmed at two arenas full of fans who came for a night of MMA action and $1 beers. What they got was two actors who put on a display a little different than what you get when you purchase a UFC pay-per-view. From The Smoking Gun, via Deadspin:
Both cards ended with two male grapplers (one was identified as "Straight Dave" and wore camouflage) tearing each other's clothes off and, while in underwear, kissing down their opponent's chest.
The crowd was less than thrilled by the turn of events.
"It set the crowd off lobbing beers," Holland said. "They had beers in plastic cups. Those things can get some distance on them actually." Holland said it took officers about 45 minutes to clear the convention center, as the two actors sprinted away through a specially set-aside tunnel.
Whether their reaction was caused by the cheap suds, homophobia or false advertising of a MMA show, I'm guessing it was exactly what Cohen wanted for his film.

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