Meet MMA’s Goliath, Hong Man Choi

I’ll readily admit I’m a little late to the MMA party, but I’m coming along strong. I happened to be watching a replay from New Years Eve in Japan on HDNet when I first laid eyes upon Hong Man Choi. Probably for the same reasons I watch Nikolay Valuev fight, Kenny George ball, and Andre the Giant wrestle, I am intrigued by Hong Man Choi. Choi is a 7’2″ 350lb Korean kickboxer who also fights in MMA. His nickname is The Techno Goliath because he breaks out in techno dancing after wins. Think about this — it’s MMA — all the dude has to do is fall on you. His punches engulf an entire skull. Even though he lost the fight I happened to be watching (his only MMA loss), it’s still well worth a watch:

There’s also video of Choi producing a 10-second KO in MMA, and one of Choi playing hacky sack with some dude’s cranium. I have included those vids after the jump.

This will only require 10 seconds of your time

And this is the proper way to break someone’s nose:

This dude is ferocious. I wanna see him in the States. How about a Hee Seop Choi/Hong Man Choi duel? Any takers?

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  • http://baseballmastermind.com/baseball/join-baseball-mastermind-team/ Alan Hull

    You have to realize that in that first video, Choi lost to Fedor Emelianenko, the best MMA fighter in the world, so it’s no shame to lose. Check out that guy’s record. He only has one loss and it was on a BS call.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Yeah, and Hong had him pretty good, too. Just seeing Fedor’s face afterwards make you realize he hurt him.

  • http://maxsportz.com maxsportz

    I am inching toward liking MMA as well. I saw the showtime fights last weekend and they were all pretty good. And when they go on CBS in May I think, that will really set them off. Boxing does not come on over the air anymore so that is a niche for MMA. So the “losers” (clone reference) without cable will love it even more. Boxing is still better just not many quality fights to go around and too much regulation & bureaucracy.

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