Former UFC fighter vs. Kung Fu fighter in real no-rules fight – GRAPHIC ending
Love them or hate them style vs style type of fights have always been part of MMA. Actually, that very configuration is what was at the core of the first UFC events, back in the ’90s. The idea was to pit martial artists who were well-versed in only one discipline against each other to evaluate which fighting style was actually the most effective.
Needless to say, most of those bouts would get very brutal.
Since each fighter was proficient at only one aspect of fighting things would get awry whenever the fight would take place in an area where he wasn’t a specialist. A BJJ ace would feel like a shark on the ground but if he wasn’t able to take the fight where he’d be a fish out of the water on the feet. Likewise, a striker could light up a ground expert on the feet all night long but as soon as the fight hit the ground he’d enter panic mode. The one-sided skillset of these early MMA pioneers might sound laughable nowadays where well-roundedness is the norm but it made for dramatic, violent confrontations.
With that being said, let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?
Meet John Marsh and Sean Scott.
“The Threat Management Institute (TMI) which was a Kung Fu San Soo school issued a fight challenge for $5,000. It was accepted by MMA fighter John Marsh (background is BJJ, Boxing, and Wrestling). Sean Scott of the Kung Fu San Soo school (TMI) faced off against Marsh and suffered a broken arm from Marsh. TMI eventually closed its doors soon after.”
John Marsh, a mixed martial artist who has competed in the UFC in 2005 and who holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has a substantial weight advantage over his opponent. And it shows. The fight starts with both men throwing leg kicks before ending up on the ground. There, the UFC vet has no problem controlling the tinier Kung Fu fighter in side control before securing an Americana…
… and not letting it go. The Kung Fu practitioner’s arm snaps, resulting in a horrific, gruesome sound. Brutal.