Ronda Rousey may have strayed from her signature arm bar with a swift liver kick, but she’s no Bas Rutten (thank goodness).
In case you forgot about the guy or this if your first time hearing about him, he was a UFC Heavyweight Champion and was known for his brutal liver shots.
Here are a few clips of his work:
Notice that there is no cage here to hold back the fighters that Rutten could have swiftly tossed into the audience. Next time you pick up a towel with your foot to throw it into the laundry basket, you can probably image what Rutten felt like when performing those seemingly effortless liver kicks.
About 2 minutes in, you see both fighters fall right through the ropes.
We call a lot of UFC fighters beasts these days, but back in Bas’s day, that actually meant something. Just look at these gloveless fights and see how a few of his slaps send the other guy straight to the mat.
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