Hilarious moment comedian panics when he realises the audience member whose mullet he’s been joking about is a world-ranked Australian UFC fighter
- Aussie comedian realises he is making fun of UFC light heavyweight fighter
- The stand-up says he’d wish he’d known before ‘the mullet comment’
- Fighter Jimmy Crute, 26, is good-natured about whole incident
An Australian comedian has had an awkward moment on stage when he realised that the crowd member he’d been picking on is in fact ranked UFC fighter Jimmy ‘The Brute’ Crute.
The incident occurred during funnyman Luke Kidgell’s recent standup comedy tour of Bendigo in country Victoria.
In the video Kidgell, 26, asks the crowd, ‘Who reckons they’ve got the coolest job?’ Several audience members point to a large figure in the front row.
Jimmy ‘The Brute’ Crute is an Australian mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC – and obviously has a sense of humour about his haircut
Australian stand-up comedian, YouTuber and social media star Luke Kidgell took a few years off his life when he insulted the fighter’s mullet in a recent performance
‘You fight in the UFC, really? says Kidgell uncertainly. ‘Do they have the UFC here?’
‘Oh, and I was trashing you about your mullet. Holy f***! Um, I’m just giving some distance. I wish I had of known that before the mullet comment,’ he laughed nervously.
Moments later, Kidgell finds out Crute is ranked in the top 15 light heavyweight fighters in the world – and becomes even more disturbed.
Soon after the Bendigo crowd start shouting out Crute’s first name name and the comic realises he’s talking to a well-known local.
‘You’re like a local celebrity. Not even – [you’re a] an actual celebrity! Oh, dude – thanks so much for coming,’ says Kidgell.
Crute is pictured in his UFC bout against American Sam Alvey. The Bendigo native is ranked No.15 in the world in the light heavyweight division
Crute is pictured training at Absolute MMA gym in Collingwood, Melbourne. The Aussie won’t be competing again until 2023 due to injury
Crute, 26, is a larger-than-life character around Bendigo who traded in his job as a plumber to become a mixed martial artist and compete in the UFC.
He is known to many for his signature mullet and the fact that he lived in a van with his enormous dog Buddah while on the journey to become a professional MMA fighter.
Many pundits tipped Crute to be a possible future title contender, with ESPN naming him the ‘No. 1 MMA fighter in the world under the age of 25’ in 2020.
He is currently ranked No.15 in the world, but won’t be fighting again until 2023 due to a serious knee injury he had operated on earlier this year.