'Cobra Kai' on Netflix: Xolo Mariduena shares his thoughts about THAT fight with Robby

While this fight gives Xolo a new sense of clarity and strength, it also gave Robby the chance to redeem himself and apologize for his grave mistake

'Cobra Kai' on Netflix: Xolo Mariduena shares his thoughts about THAT fight with Robby
Xolo Mariduena as Miguel Diaz, Tanner Buchanan as Robby Keene (L to R) in 'Cobra Kai' (Curtis Bonds Baker/Netflix)
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The Netflix series 'Cobra Kai' is known for many things, including its crude humor, karate scenes, and a stellar cast. Robby and Miguel have been fighting for one thing or another since the beginning of time. Miguel, who lacked a father figure in his life, gave Johnny that pedestal, while Robby never made Johnny act like a father in his life, despite being Johnny's own son.

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If you are a superfan of 'Cobra Kai', I am sure you grew up with these details. However, do you remember last season when Miguel kissed Sam when Miguel was with Tory and Sam was with Robby, leading to a fight that eventually resulted in Miguel being in a coma after Robby threw him from the second floor? Yes! That grudge leads to an epic fight between the two in Season 5, and the actor who plays Miguel, aka Xolo Mariduena, has shared his thoughts on that epic fight sequence. Read on to find out what the actor had to say.

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Mariduena recently confessed to the Collider saying, “I think this was one of the first times in a while that Tanner and I had been able to fight just the two of us. We fought almost every season, but usually, it’s in the midst of Mary or Peyton or the whole gang, so I think with this fight, it feels a lot more intimate and the need to want to win was there for both of us. It ended up being one of my favorite fights that we’ve done in the whole show. It came out really, really great. We filmed it chronologically so by the end, we really were like, ‘Okay, I forgive you! Let’s just stop right now!’ Tanner, performs so well when it comes to the fights and it’s awesome getting to work alongside him, so I’m glad we’re on the same side now! At least for the moment.”

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Whereas that fight gives Miguel a new sense of clarity and strength, it also gave Robby the chance to redeem himself and apologize for his grave mistake as he was living with this sense of guilt for a really long time. This season has been by far one of the most hilarious and interesting watches a season that the series has made. Each season brings back new heroes and villains from the Karate Kid trilogy, which first hit theaters in 1984. The original, which has an 82 per cent audience score and 89 per cent rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, was lauded by critics, including Roger Ebert, who had lackluster expectations for the film. Now, Season 5 of 'Cobra Kai' has a 100 per cent score on Rotten Tomatoes!

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All 10 episodes of Season 5 were released Friday on Netflix, and have already raked in top-shelf reviews from critics and viewers alike on Rotten Tomatoes. The new season picks up with Lawrence going after his student, Miguel Diaz, who went to Mexico in search of his real father. Back in the Valley, LaRusso confronts another foe from his past. And all the while, emotionally charged high schoolers continue beating each other up every 10 to 20 minutes.

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You can stream 'Cobra Kai' Season 5 on Netflix now.

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