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Friday, 6 May 2011

Top 5 Big Guys in MMA today.

I'd like to look at some of the guys I admire. Starting at number 5, we have:


Mike Russow:



Stats: http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Mike-Russow-20552

About:
Nick named 'lava lamp' by some fans, Mike is a patrol officer for the Chicago Police Department (I'm not American, but I know that place is a bit rough) has been in the fight game for good 13 years. In that time he has only lost once (via armbar to Sergei Kharitonov).

He was on his way to losing for the second time against Todd Duffee (built like Hercules and fights like him too, except no hair...) being on the brutal end of stiff jabs and brutal crosses but then this happened:




One punch (which broke his arm by the way). He followed up with what can only be described as a brutal hammerfist to the face.

This most unlikely of knockouts got him the knockout of the night bonus ($69k...nice) and the admiration of many new fans. 

Despite his appearance, he has great cardio, excellent wrestling and BJJ and an iron chin. He recently TKO Jon Madsen (pretty decent up and coming fighter out of Brock Lesnar's Camp) and currently is not scheduled to face anyone. I for one would like to see him and Ben Rothwell slug it out.

I don't think he will win the UFC belt anytime soon, but he will be a stern test for anyone in the HW division, that's why he ranks at number 5.

35 comments:

JaksonHunt said...

What a bad ass!

bigoryx said...

Mike Russow kicks ass

KillerKun said...

I'd like to see a good match RIGHT NOW!

sewingincircles said...

I need to start watching more matches.

sfxworks said...

Brutal guy lol

MikeNeuman said...

I don't care for street violence but I love the idea of competitive fighting.

Blogging Skater said...

i cant watch that gif!

Shift said...

Oh god. That hurts.

rakoth said...

Ouch!

vdub said...

well now i know

NoXous said...

Unfortunately as badass as he his, he's gonna hit up the bars and unless chicks know who he is, he's just another fat guy.

Cali said...

umm.. looks like wrestling in real huh?

[WTF] Fade said...

Bad ass.

Leo` said...

wonder if theres any match on tv

KoreaTime said...

Nice choice.

R.C said...

Yeah I remember seeing this guy before, he doesn't look much but he's pretty surprising sometimes, isn't he?

Richard said...

This guy is hardcore

VegaX said...

He is throwing a hard punch

CPH said...

I love all the latent homosexuality in UFC.

CPH said...

lol jk this is badass

JDOGMMA said...

I see nothing homosexual about one man laying on top of another man...oh wait...

Intraman said...

waw never would have thought a guy this fat could actually put up a fight :)

musicmammoth said...

Just getting into MMA myself, bunch of friends of mine went to UFC 129 in Toronto. I missed the boat. I'll subscribe in hopes to learn more from you!

Will_951 said...

Mike is the best in my opinion.

CheeseOmlette said...

Taking one for the fatties!

Reggins said...

fat people have the hardest punch out of everyone, its just physic brah. But its always better to have muscle instead of fat.

i am sam said...

That would hurt :S

BigSkull said...

I like boxing :)

GamingShits said...

Can't wait to see all of it.

Alex S. said...

I do like Mike the best - man this takes some major cajones to be able to do.

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

LonelyNutter said...

Heh, nothing homo at all. I can never watch certain fights without about something else.

RicHard's Blog for the Soft Man said...

big fell
try and look up his weight and punch speed to figure out how hard he punches

Dick Burns said...

That guy can take damage and still come back for the win!

braumaman said...

That fight was so lopsided then he landed that bomb and the entire bar i was at erupted. That was sadly the highlight to an otherwise boring fight. Especially since Rashad was unwilling to fight Rampage despite threatening to kick his ass repeatedly in pre fight buildup.

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