Back in Pepe Time #64, you might recall Pepe's opinion of Jiu Jitsu. I remember that short moment in time clear as day. "Fuck that faggot shit" he said, with such disdain... but that was totally OK with us. If we were patient enough, I knew that it would come around and it did in the good, humorous form of Pepe Time #70! Some of you fight fans may dig this short tale.
So the back story: Pepe loves watching UFC fights like the rest of us. He has literally seen well over a hundred UFC matches over at Nator's house alone. But Mixed Martial Arts and Jiu Jitsu is not where his heart was, grasshopper. It was in Shaolin Kung Fu!
Pepe: I'm telling you, dude, it's just a matter of time before Kung Fu gets into the UFC
Me: and then what?
Pepe: Shaolin Kung Fu is bad ass, dude. All that UFC shit is nothing compared to it
Me: you think some Shaolin Monks would show up and clean the UFC out?
Pepe: psssht, FUCK yeah
Me: they had some Kung Fu guys in there but they got fucked up.
Pepe: psssht, I don't remember but fuck all that
Pepe: dude, I watched every Kung Fu movie there is on all of Netflix
Me: are you serious?
Pepe: Totally serious. I fucking watched them ALL. Ask me, quiz me. I'm serious.
Pepe: I've NEVER seen Jiu Jitsu in the UFC before!
Me: How come there isn't any Kung Fu guys on YouTube fucking everybody up?
Pepe: it hasn't come out yet.
Pepe: you know what else I can't get into about Jiu Jitsu?
Pepe: I can't get down with rolling on the floor with a bunch of sweaty guys!
Then exactly one year later, Pepe starts training with us in Jiu Jitsu at our same academy. What caused him to have such a change of heart is still a mystery. He's been hard at it and its been great fun, we're all stoked to have him. Below is an actual photo of his first day!
Me: how was your first day of Jiu Jitsu training?
Pepe: it's cool, you know, whatever. I just do it for the exercise.
Me: you went to Kung Fu once in your entire life and went to Jiu Jitsu like 4 times so far this WEEK.
Pepe: so? I rather take Kung Fu... just that in Jiu Jitsu I get to roll with my homies.
[note: Pepe has been training with us regularly for the last 5 months!]