Pro kickboxer tricks dudes into the ring by pretending to be a nerd

Meet Germaine Yeap, Muay Thai badass and prank superhero.


Dylan Love

Internet Culture

Published May 22, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 6:48 pm CDT

Thailand’s national sport of Muay Thai sees kickboxers beat the ever-loving snot out of each other on the regular. Muay Thai fighters are some of the toughest athletes in the world, and Germaine Yeap is no exception—this Malaysian badass has been training and winning for years.

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Now she’s branching out into pranks. Here she is in a Malaysian fighting gym, pretending she’s a weakling who’s never seen a punching bag before:

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But here’s what happens when she gets in the ring with a gym employee:

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She only amps things up after letting the opponents tag her in the head a few times, but after that she turns into a taunting-inclined fighting machine. “Need a break?” she asks one of them.

The full video is below, and it’s delectable.

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H/T Uproxx | Photo via Maxman.TV/YouTube screen shot

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*First Published: May 22, 2015, 1:10 pm CDT