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 14 on September 18th, 2010 in Lodz, Poland where five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariuz Pudzianowski took on former five-time World Toughman Heavyweight champion Eric “Butterbean” Esch.

The bout began with Butterbean landing some really nice jabs that looked to stun Pudzianowski but after throwing a few leg kick the strong man dove in for the double putting Butterbean on his back. Pudzianowski immediately transitioned into side control where he unloaded a barrage of vicious hammer fists. Butterbean could do nothing to stop the attack and eventually submitted due to strikes.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like if a bear fought a walrus then look no further.


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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.