They call him the “Bagel Boss.”
He’s the 4-foot, 11-inch guy who got in a HUGE fight at a bagel shop recently…
…and then became FAMOUS when the video went viral.
A lot of people think the video is pretty funny.
It isn’t funny at all.
That’s because the video — which shows Chris Morgan of Long Island getting tackled by a fellow bagel shop customer — is actually a warning.
It shows just how WRONG a street fight can go.
And, honestly, if Chris Morgan’s attacker wasn’t such a nice guy. . .
… this little dude could EASILY be dead!
Worse, the next time you get into a confrontation with someone, YOU could end up dead too if you make the same mistake!
(And no, I’m NOT talking about how Morgan lost his mind when he thought people were making fun of him!)
That’s why we need to talk about. . .
The Street Fighting Lessons We Can Learn From The “Bagel Boss” Viral Video
Chris Morgan was in a bagel shop trying to buy a “caw-fee” when he decided the girls behind the counter were making fun of him.
He went nuts, ranting and raving about how girls on dating sites won’t swipe-in-whatever-direction because he’s so short.
People make fun of him all the time because he’s small, he says.
But he didn’t stop there.
He got crazier and crazier, to the point that other customers started telling him to calm down.
That’s when he got aggressive.
He “chested up” to one of the other customers — a dude so much bigger that Morgan is barely taller than the guy’s belly button:
Then he started demanding that the bigger guy “meet him outside.”
“Go ahead and attack me!” he shouted. Go ahead and attack–”
(He was immediately attacked.)
You can even see the look of, “I’ve made a horrible mistake” on his face a split-second before he eats floor.
In interviews after the assault, you can tell Morgan is bothered by the fact that the bigger guy was on top of his back and, in Morgan’s own words, wouldn’t let him up.
He was very aware of how helpless he was down there. . . and that’s when I realized there was nothing funny about this viral video at all.
The incident teaches us three things, in fact, and they apply to you and to me. . .
. . .just as much as they do to a five-foot-nothing angry guy who’s cruising for trouble (while writing checks with his mouth that his @ss can’t cash).
These lessons apply to EVERY street fight, but they go DOUBLE when you’re dealing with somebody who’s bigger than you.
(And, let’s face it: for the little Bagel Boss, that’s almost every person he meets.)
1. NEVER “Chest Up” To Anyone
As many times as I see this happen, it always makes me shake my head.
There’s something about guys that makes them want to puff out their chests and get up close to other people.
They stare down the other guy while DARING them to “make a move.”
Well, when you’re chest to chest with somebody (the same way Bagel Boss went chest-to-belly-button with his attacker), you’re making it HARDER to defend yourself.
He can throw almost anything at you — a wild hook, a haymaker, a sneaky uppercut from below your eye line — and you won’t see it coming.
You’ve GOT to get your hands out in front of you and prevent him from going chest to chest. . .
. . . and you definitely don’t want to initiate a “chest-up” yourself.
2. Mind Your Balance
You can see it on his face when “Bagel Boss” gets attacked:
He’s completely lost his balance.
His attacker rushes forward, disrupting Morgan’s balance and pushing him off his feet effortlessly.
The thing is, little guys can be very hard to knock down because their centers of gravity are lower.
The smart ones will attack a bigger man’s knees and ankles, because a bigger guy can be thrown off balance pretty easily himself.
In a street fight, you’ve got to mind your own balance while looking for opportunities to take HIS.
That’s because, if you get pushed off-balance, he’s going to take you down. . .
. . . and then, when he mounts you, you’re very nearly DEAD.
3. If You’re Mounted, You Have Only One Chance
You could hear it in Chris Morgan’s eyes when he complained about the attack in interviews after the video was taken.
His attacker was lying on top of him and Morgan was utterly helpless.
If this had been a vicious street fight or a gang attack, and not simply a “nice guy” taking down a bully in a bagel shop, Morgan could easily have gotten killed.
When a guy has you down and is lying on top of you like that, he could suffocate you, stab you, or invite his buddies to kick you to death.
You’ve got ONE CHANCE to fight your way out of that situation after you make that mistake. . .
. . . and if you screw it up, you may never get up again.
Remember that the next time you’re visualizing what you would do when you find yourself in a street fight — especially if the guy coming at you is a lot bigger than you.
Just because he’s bigger doesn’t mean you can’t beat him… but there are right ways and many more wrong ways to do it.
Here’s another, very graphic video of a face-to-face confrontation.
Sadly, the victim didn’t realize he was in a fight until it was too late.
If you watch the video, though, you’ll see the danger signs… and the results were disastrous.
The lessons you can learn from that video, just like what we can take away from the “Bagel Boss” and his mistakes, could save your life in a REAL fight.
I should know — because I’ve used it myself more than once, and it worked every time.
Stay safe out there.