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Eastern European strongmen continue to go MMA

Eastern Europe has become the new land of the freakshows since Japan fell apart. Bob Sapp regularly tours the area, offering himself up as a can for local heroes to crush. Former World’s Strongest Man champ Mariusz Pudzianowski has captured the region’s imagination over the past 3 years, going 3-2-1 against competition like Butterbean and James Thompson. Now another strongman, Lithuania’s Robert Burneikas, has just made his debut in Poland.

Remember back in the day when everyone used to think massive dudes would make the best fighters? Yeah, that still seems to be the general consensus in places like this. In theory, size + strength = unstoppable MMA prowess, while in practice it means lack of grace, lack of speed, and lack of flexibility. But don’t take my word for it:

Graceful like a panther.

Burneikas managed to win the fight in the second round via TKO, setting him on a collision course with other freakshow fighters like the Pudz and Bob Sapp. Who just happen to be fighting each other on May 12th! It’s a veritable freakshow division out east!

The full Burneikas vs Najman fight is after the jump.

  • Letibleu


  • DJ ThunderElbows

    EVERYONE:  watch the fight and see if you can stop laughing at this guy’s build at any point.  It’s just non-stop hilarity.

    Funniest arms in MMA.


    Need to watch that entire fight with some cartoon sound effects playing in the background. Either that or some Benny Hill style Yakety Sax. Or better yet, both.

  • TheTuchusTantalizer


  • Reverend Clint

    needs to fight the reem

  • Blackula Jonez

    He looks like an exaggerated version of Mark Coleman.

    His mummy bum rush style of fighting is some next level shit though.

  • iamphoenix

    he ate a dinosaur.

  • theinsaneoneJustinMcCully

    a couple of holes in his and and minor cardiovascular issue, but definitely has Sapps number

  • agentsmith

    Haha, I love how he charges forward with his arms out wide like a superhero.

  • bosswell

    Oh god! I can’t stop laughing at “mummy bum rush”

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    This is still funny.  I can’t wait to see him fight Sapp and Thompson.