MMA has come a long way since its inception; it has grown from being a gritty toughman-esq competition that just wanted to find out what martial arts style was the best, into a true sporting event and martial art all its own. MMA today looks nothing like it did in the early days and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to reminisce about the good ole’ days.

The one part of MMA we truly miss in its modern form is the “Freakshow Fight”. For those of you who don’t know, a “Freakshow Fight” is a fight that pits two fighters against each other that have no business fighting; generally there is a crazy size difference between the fighters.

So in honor of our love for “Freakshow Fights”, we at The MMA Corner will share our favorite videos of our favorite fights that had no business ever taking place.

This week we travel back to Fight Force International: Ultimate Chaos on June 27, 2009 where freakshow staple Bob Sapp took on pro wrestler turned fighter Bobby Lashley.

Even though Sapp entered the fight with a size, strength and experience advantage he proved once again that he is all show and no go.

Sapp quickly took the center of the cage to start the fight and Lashley immediately shot in for a double and put Sapp on his monstrous back. From inside Sapp’s half guard, Lashley began raining down wildly powerful shots. After realizing nothing was really landing effectively, Lashley slowed things down and began to pick his shots and improve his posture.

It didn’t take long before Sapp was calling for the referee to stop the bout because he couldn’t take the punishment anymore; nothing new for Sapp.


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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report,, and RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.