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Joe Son

Mixed Martial Arts :: Fighter Retrospectives :: Date: July 21st, 2019

I've never been a fan of UFC. Watching a bunch of white trash meatheads hugging on the floor isn't my idea of a good time. But my best friend and I sat down and watched the original UFC shows--- back when it was a tournament--- and it was honestly way more entertaining than the way it is now.

We got to see several guys I knew from wresting. Ken Shamrock, Tank Abbot and others. But when we got to UFC 4 I got introduced to a new man. A man I had never heard of before, but will tell the story of forever. His name is Joe Son.


Joe Son first captured our attention when his martial arts style was listed as "Joe Son Do."

Yes. He just made up some bullshit and went into UFC with it. Awesome, right? But it gets better.

This motherfucker lost his fight via submission... from getting punched in the cock and balls so many times he passed out.


That is intense. (And yes, at the time that was legal in UFC.)

You might find yourself feeling bad for Joe Son. I know I did. I mean, I was laughing my ass off but underneath laughing I felt bad. But after seeing how Joe Son Do failed him, I looked him up on Wikipedia.

Son pleaded guilty to felony vandalism on May 16, 2008, he was sentenced to 60 days in prison and was placed on probation after his prison sentence ended. On August 18, 2008, he was taken into custody and given an additional 90 days in prison, due to a probation violation for failing to report to the Department of Probation and keep them informed of his current residence. As a condition of his original plea agreement, Son was required to provide a DNA sample. In early October 2008, his DNA sample was linked to a 1990 Christmas Eve gang rape. Already in custody for a probation violation, Son was arrested at the Theo Lacy facility on October 7, 2008.
In October 2008, Son was charged by California authorities in relation to his participation in a 1990 gang rape. He was initially charged in Orange County, California, with five counts of rape, two felony counts of forcible sodomy, two felony counts of sodomy in concert by force, seven felony counts of forcible oral copulation, and one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object by force. He faced a maximum sentence of 275 years to life if convicted.
Son and an accomplice tortured and repeatedly raped the victim before releasing her with her pants tied around her eyes. During the trial, the woman said that Son told her, "It's Christmas. This is your lucky day." Before jury selection began for his trial in early August 2011, the initial charges against Son were dropped having expired due to the statute of limitations. Son was then charged with conspiracy to commit torture and murder, crimes which have no statute of limitations. In late August, Son was found guilty of one felony count of torture.
During the trial, the Orange County District Attorney's Office maintained that both Son and his co-defendant, Santiago Lopez Gaitan, pistol-whipped their female victim, repeatedly threatened to kill her, and raped her before finally releasing her. Gaitan, 40, pleaded guilty to one felony count each of kidnapping, sodomy by force in concert, rape in concert, forcible oral copulation, and forcible rape with a sentencing enhancement for committing rape while armed with a firearm. He was sentenced Jan. 28, 2011, to 17 years and four months in state prison. On September 19, 2011, Son was sentenced to 7 years to life.
In October 2011, Son was accused of killing his cellmate, Michael Thomas Graham, a convicted sex offender. The murder happened on October 10, 2011, on "B" Yard Reception, building 5 at Wasco State Prison. The beating occurred at 5:25 PM and Graham died 25 minutes later. After the murder occurred, Son was moved to solitary confinement. On September 13, 2013, Son was officially charged with Graham's murder. At his trial in 2017, he was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, and received a 27-year sentence.

The point is: I'm glad Joe Son got punched in the dick repeatedly until he passed out and I hope it happens again. He's spending life in prison but he deserves worse.

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