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One-man fight rampage ended this pre-season ice hockey game after just three minutes

Coach Bombay would not approve.

HOCKEY CAN BE a great sport, hockey can be a violent sport. Sometimes it’s both. But guys like Damir Ryspayev just give it a bad name.

In a pre-season KHL fixture (probably shouldn’t call it a friendly, eh?) between China’s Kunlun Red Star and Kazkhstan’s Barys Astana, Ryspayev took it upon himself to do some enforcing by way of a completely unnecessary cheap shot three minutes in.

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For a normal man losing the head, that might have been enough to satisfy the blood-lust for a few minutes, but the Barys Astana brawler took advantage of the distraction of another scrap to drop a second foe onto the ice.

By then he was in full Jean Claude Van Damme mode, seeking out target  after target. He took on a third and fourth (increasingly disinterested) opponent before throwing the last ounce of caution to the wind and heading to the Kunlun bench to fight a few lads who hadn’t even ventured onto the ice.

Kunlun decided to abandon the fixture to protect their players, which seems fair.

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