Josh Barnett is a bad man. He is an ex-UFC Heavyweight Champion and holds victories over some of the toughest fighters in MMA history. Turns out he is also a massive Magic: The Gathering player. Like he's been playing from the very beginning. In the above video he totally beats Sean Plott, a pro player.
(Although I am suspicious that Sean may have let him win!)
I know next-to-nothing about Magic: The Gathering, so it feels as though both Josh and Sean are talking a different language for the majority of this video, but it is amazing to watch these two worlds collide. Barnett is a legit Magic: The Gathering player. He's been playing since the very first decks were launched, and he appears to really, really know what he is doing.
Josh Barnett actually went into detail on his passion for Magic: The Gathering in an earlier interview with Vice, which I've embedded below because it's fascinating.
I love it when I make this kind of discovery: the kind of discovery that totally subverts stereotypes and ideas about what kind of person plays games. Great stuff.