“I WAS just sitting there and I felt something grab or get stuck in my leg rope and I instantly just jumped away,” Fanning explained.
Currently making waves around the interwebs is the visuals of Mick Fanning fending off a great white shark in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
US commentators were in awe of Fannings very “Australian” way dealing with the frightening situation.
“Fanning was not injured at all, and was cool enough to give us the most Australian quote possible,” wrote SBNation’s Tom Ziller, referring to Fanning’s statement: “I punched him in the back.”
“One thing is certain from this whole attack — Mick Fanning just became the world’s biggest badass for fighting a shark live on television and winning without suffering injury.”