Seanbaby returns with another great MMA-themed article, this time chronicling the epic amount of punishment Kazuyuki Fujita has received over his 10 years of fighting in Japan. If you thought Sakuraba has taken some beatings, imagine the kind of damage a guy with the nickname ‘Iron Head’ has been allowed to receive. Here’s Seanbaby’s description of Fujita’s fight against Wanderlei Silva:
The fight was a massacre. Fujita tried every both of his techniques against Wanderlei. He slowly waited to get punched and laid on top of him without doing anything. Neither worked, and Wanderlei eventually got to his feet and stalked Fujita like a Japanese octopus in an all-female prison. He hit him as hard as you can hit someone, many times. And every time Fujita fell down, Silva kicked him in the head as if he was going for a 70-yard field goal. None of this did anything!
Half the arena was crying since they thought they were watching one ape administer the death penalty to another and the other half was dead from shock waves. Silva kept punching him down, kicking him, watching him get up and starting from the top. Someone outside the ring (or probably just a chunk of shrapnel) hit the bell and the referee declared it a “knockout.” But Fujita was already back up before the words were out of his mouth. Why’d they stop it? He had Wanderlei right where he wanted him.
Unfortunately, Fujita’s fights are a lot more entertaining to read about here than to actually watch on account of his wrestling and grappling, which he uses to hold onto his opponents for dear life between poundings. So until someone puts together a ‘highlight’ of Fujita eating it hardcore (any volunteers?), I’d suggest sticking with the Seanbaby article.