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 KSW 19 on May 12, 2012 in Lodz, Poland where 6’5” and 350 pound Bob “The Beast” Sapp took on five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski.

This is the kind of fight you expect to see over an open bench at a Gold’s Gym; two muscle bound monsters throwing haymakers at one another. What you don’t expect to see is an experienced (and I use the term lightly because Sapp is nothing more than a sideshow in combat sports) fighter get mauled and destroyed by a pure power lifter.

Pudzianowski threw Sapp a horrible beating and once again Sapp found himself curled up in the fetal position.


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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.