MMA has come a long way since its inception; it has grown from being a gritty tough man-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 all the way back to July 25, 2015 – that’s right this gem took place just a few months ago – at ROAD FC 24: In Japan where freakshow mainstay Hong Man Choi took on Carlos Toyota.

Toyota, a 6’3” middleweight, came into the bout giving up a significant height and weight disadvantage and sporting and impressive 5-6-1 pro MMA record.

Choi may not be the most revered or respected fighter in the world, but the Korean Giant does have a few impressive wins on his K-1 record. With a major height, reach, weight and power advantage Choi should have need able to walk through Toyota. “Should have” is the optimal phrase to keep in mind.

Not only did Choi get defeated by his much smaller competitor, Toyota owned him and knocked the big man out in just under 90 seconds.


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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.