In a bold move that changed the way all of his friends and followers will view him forever, Los Angeles-based brown belt Mike Harrison has reportedly posted a wolf meme along with his annual New Year’s resolution post on Facebook.
Harrison, 24, said that the photo of the snarling predator accompanied by the caption “Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack” was a response to everyone who didn’t believe that he would accomplish his resolution this year. The resolution in question, according to Harrison’s post, was to “be the f*cking best.” The post also claimed that “big things” would be coming in the following year, and that “last year’s me is gonna get his a*s whooped by the new me.”
Harrison concluded his social media declaration with the prediction that by this time next year, “everyone” would know his name and that he would “silence all the haters.” The Jiu-Jitsu Times reached out to Harrison’s social media circle and found that no one was invested in him enough to actively hate him.
When asked why he included the wolf meme in his post, Harrison said that he felt it reflected his position in his academy and social circle as an “alpha male” and leader. “Everyone’s a sheep these days, you know? I wanted to show them that I stand out. I don’t follow anyone. I’m my own man. I think that picture really represents me,” he said of the meme, which had been shared by 104,113 other Facebook users at press time.
The Jiu-Jitsu Times asked Harrison to elaborate on his resolution for the new year, and he told us that while his options are open, he’s hoping to qualify for ADCC, win at IBJJF Worlds, and get a match with (and subsequently defeat) Gordon Ryan.
“People say he’s the best, but all he does is butt-scoot. He ain’t sh*t, man. He’s only the ‘best’ because he’s never gone up against me when I’m at the top of my game,” said Harrison.
A search on Ryan’s Instagram revealed that Harrison had taken steps toward calling out the IBJJF No-Gi World Champion at the end of last year by leaving a comment on one of his photos. However, after Ryan mocked Harrison’s recent default bronze medal at a local NAGA tournament, Harrison quickly apologized and said he was a “big fan” of Ryan’s.
Harrison says that his resolution from last year (to “prove everyone wrong” and “win so much gold that EBI’s gonna be begging to put me on a card”) ultimately failed because of a few unspecified injuries and “other dumb sh*t,” but that this year would be different. “If you knew me last year, let me reintroduce myself, because I’m not even the same man. I’m a predator. A killer.” Harrison adds that he’s never gone hunting and was quick to clarify that he’s never committed homicide.
Shortly before this article was published, Harrison also shared a photo of a male lion with a bloody face accompanied by the caption, “A lion doesn’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep,” writing the hashtags, #2019vibes and #NewYearNewMe. The Jiu-Jitsu Times will continue to provide updates about Harrison’s ongoing identity crisis and hatred for ruminant mammals as they become available.