Outline: News story claims that 42 Cambodian Midgets were mutilated in a fight with an African lion while paying spectators looked on Full commentary below. Status: False. An African Lion much like this is responsible for the death of 28 Cambodian Midgets. The fight was called in only 12 minutes, after which 28 fighters were declared dead, while the other 14 suffered severe injuries including broken bones and lost limbs, rendering them unable to fight back. The story claims that 42 members of the Cambodian Midget Fighting League were killed or injured in a bloody battle with an African lion. The story was originally posted on a web page that was constructed to resemble a genuine BBC News article.
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Fake News Story: Cambodian Midgets Fight Lion - Hoax-Slayer
Toggle navigation. I know somebody out there snuck one in. They could have made billions on Pay Per View omg! The fight was slated when an angry fan contested Yang Sihamoni, President of the CMFL, claiming that one lion could defeat his entire league of 42 fighters.
Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight
Some newspapers referred to the incident as a tragedy, but some magazines, notably 'lad's mag' FHM , reported it as news, but did so from a humorous angle. The article was also commented on in The Ricky Gervais Show episode "Knob at Night", where the discussion also regarded the incident as a real event. Other notable appearances of the article include:. The article was reported as a tragedy at a midget-versus-lion fight in Cambodia.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. The fight was slated when an angry fan contested Yang Sihamoni, President of the CMFL, claiming that one lion could defeat his entire league of 42 fighters.