Search for UK’s Hardest Man has some unlikely candidates
An MMA league has formed in the UK, self-described as “A brutal combat tournament aiming to find the most fearsome fighter that the UK has to offer.”
The event is a single-elimination tournament held over a period of some weeks, with modified MMA rules:
•No weight division.
•Contest is held on a 12×12 mat, with no ring or cage enclosure.
•1st round is ten minutes duration.
•There is a one minute time limit on the ground.
•Standing guillotines are prohibited.
•6 oz amateur MMA gloves are worn.
•Winner of the tournament gets £3000 (aprox US $4,500)
The bouts will be held at Southampton, England’s Exile Gym, a respected MMA facility.
However, the field of contestants is notable not for the depth of experience possessed by the athletes, but rather by the fact that some have a near complete lack of any fighting skills what so ever. Video profiles of the contestants are below.
The tournament kicks off this weekend, with a pair that is not likely to make the finals – “Typhoon” Tyrone Cooper vs Sam Gale “Force”.
Hardest Man: Inside Story – Episode 1
Hardest Man: Inside Story – Episode 2
Fighter Profile – Mo Kargbo
Fighter Profile – Sam Gale
Fighter Profile – Tyrone Cooper
Fighter Profile – Trevor Soko
Fighter Profile – Robert Sosa
Fighter Profile – Richard Walker
Fighter Profile – Jack Rolinski
Fighter Profile – Darryl Sims
Fighter Profile – Mike ‘Gip’ Cutting
Fighter Profile – Richard Stacey
Fighter Profile – Dave Twamley