6’6″ 270lb WWE wrestler fights in MMA – does NOT last long
Over the years there have been quite a few professional wrestlers who have made the transition to MMA but many people don’t know about Sean O’Haire.
O’Haire wrestled for both the WCW and WWF/WWE as well as for New Japan Pro Wrestling before he got into MMA. While O’Haire did not have a collegiate wrestling background like say, Brock Lesnar or Bobby Lashley, he did have some martial arts experience and even competed in some Toughman competitions as a young man.
Standing 6’6″ tall and weighing in around 270lbs, O’Haire was certainly a big and athletic dude too who probably would have made some noise had he got into MMA a little earlier.
In this video, we see O’Haire compete in his second ever professional MMA bout against Japanese veteran Shungo Oyama and it doesn’t last very long at all.
While O’Haire’s technique isn’t the best here, it certainly is enough to get the job done. O’Haire was just way too big and athletic for Oyama in this one, as there’s nearly a 100lb difference between the two.
O’Haire would go on to compete 4 more times in his MMA career, going 2-2, including a fight in PRIDE FC against Butterbean where O’Haire came up short. His final record in professional MMA is 4 wins, 2 losses.
ABOUT SEAN O’HAIRE:
Sean Christopher Haire (February 25, 1971 – September 8, 2014) was an American professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kickboxer, better known by his ring name, Sean O’Haire.
O’Haire was best known for his appearances with the professional wrestling promotions World Championship Wrestling, the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment and New Japan Pro Wrestling in the early to mid-2000s. A three-time WCW World Tag Team Champion, O’Haire was named “Rookie of the Year” by the Wrestling Observer in 2000.
Upon retiring from professional wrestling in 2006, O’Haire competed in mixed martial arts and kickboxing before becoming a hair stylist. [Source: Wiki]