Former MMA fighter “Hungry Bear” is the double rainbow man

Paul "Hungry Bear" Vasquez and his double rainbow

There are only a few times in most people’s lives when they get to experience ecstatic happiness. Some people equate it to a religious experience, others may find it during an erotic or sexual experience, and for others it may occur during the use of certain drugs.

Paul “Hungry Bear” Vasquez, also known as “Hungrybear9562” experienced this type of ecstasy one morning outside his home in the Yosemite mountains when he spontaneously witnessed a double rainbow. He was actually filming the whole thing and posted it on Youtube.

Since then, over 3.5 million people all over the world have watched Vasquez’s double rainbow video. It has been featured on countless websites and news reports and Vasquez was even interviewed on Good Morning America a couple of days ago about the double rainbow video (they thought he was high – he was not).

Vasquez’s double rainbow video is the type of video that is so famous, other people’s videos are becoming famous for making videos about his video; maybe none more so than “The Double Rainbow Song“.

Well, Paul “Hungry Bear” Vasquez, is actually a former professional mixed martial arts fighter. His stats have him weighing 365 lbs. and standing 6 ft. 3 in. tall. In Nov. 2005 he fought fellow super heavyweight Ross Clifton at “Gladiator Challenge 45: Tribal War” at the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, Calif. Unfortunately for him, Vasquez was defeated by Clifton via keylock submission in the first round.

MMA fans will remember Clifton as the 6 ft. 8 in., 360 lb. fighter Ken Shamrock submitted via armbar at the War Gods Valentine’s Day Massacre show in Feb. 2009 (Shamrock tested positive for steroids). Clifton passed away in September of last year from a heart attack.

If you are still one of the few people who have not seen Hungry Bear’s double rainbow video, this is it:

Here is Hungry Bear’s fight against Ross Clifton at Gladiator Challenge 45 in Nov. 2005:

Paul Vasquez may have never become a world class MMA fighter, but he has definitely earned his 15 minutes of fame.

Check out more Hungy Bear videos on his Youtube page.

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