Sumo wrestling legend, former MMA fighter and current pro wrestler Akebono apparently had a rough go this past week. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer recently gave an update that Akebono had been taken to a hospital last Tuesday night after a show in Fukuoaka, Japan for the DDT promotion. The sumo legend was reportedly placed … Read more
We saw super heavyweight fighter and pro wrestler Bob Sapp pick up a rare win at Rizin’s New Year’s Eve show with a decision over Akebono. For this Flashback Friday let’s look back to a strange verbal sparring match he had in 2012 against well-known pro wrestling fan turned MMA media mogul, Ariel Helwani, who may be a lightweight in … Read more
King Mo! Woah. The self-proclaimed “money weight” fighter entered the RIZIN FF Heavyweight Grand Prix against very large men with giant muscles, including the 6-foot 4-inch Jiri Prochazka who Mo knocked out in the finals with a vicious right hook that sent the Czech fighter face-first to the canvas. Take a look. 1st Round K.O on … Read more
It was freakshow central at the RIZIN weigh-ins in Saitama, Japan on Wednesday as Bob Sapp and Akebono Taro put on a little pre-fight scuffle show for the Japanese fans. The two first fought in K-1 back in 2003 and Sapp knocked Akebono out. Since then, both guys have had what can only be described as … Read more
Will a former professional wrestler become a force in MMA? Probably not. However, that reportedly will not stop Mokonami Sakae from giving it a shot.