You’d think a site named ‘Red Sweat’ would be all about gay Russian ass fucking, but noooooo … it’s about MMA. They’ve actually got a decent amount of interesting content to read but today was the first time something piqued my interest enough for it actually to make it onto this site: 4 MMA fights that never should have happened.
There’s a whole bunch of fights the guys are missing, most of them involving Fedor. I don’t know how Fedor vs Hong Man Choi made it into the list but Fedor vs Coleman 2 didn’t. But while I’d put Sakuraba vs Smirnovas in the list, I can’t argue that Wanderlei Silva vs Sakuraba 3 didn’t deserve to be there first because of the horrific beatings dealt out in the first two fights:
This triple header began at Pride 13 where Saku and Wanderlei met for the first time inside the Pride ring in March of 2001. In the first fight Silva obliterated Sakuraba with punches and kicks getting the TKO in less then 2 minutes flat. It was a complete domination and total destruction of the Japanese sensation. Silva devastated Saku with punches, knees and kicks, finishing him off with a soccer kick to the face. Their second meeting was more of the same except for the fact that it lasted a brutal 10 minutes before being stopped by the doctors. Saku’s collar bone was broken after being viciously slammed by Wanderlei Silva.
Wanderlei Silva had clearly dominated Sakuraba in both matches. Was there really a need for a third? We all knew what was going to happen. It was basically just a matter of how much damage Kazushi would suffer in their third bout. Silva had Saku’s number and I knew once again that Saku would not give up no matter how much damage Silva inflicted. It was basically like watching one of my favorite fighters being forced into a blender that was set to “ice crush” three times. It was extremely hard to watch.