Two mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans and muscular American/Dutch sideshows were back at it in Japan, shirtless, locking limbs for the enjoyment of their awestruck fans on an arm wrestling gameshow.
Pride FC might be dead and DREAM operating in Zombie-like fashion, but that seemingly can't stop some of its most memorable and popular combat sports figures from still finding their way onto Japanese television.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem, along with roster-mate Mark Hunt, joined MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba and the sport's most monstrous can, Bob Sapp, for an epic arm wrestling tournament that can only be described as such because of its Asian production.
It seems that the "Land of the Rising Sun" can make just about anything and everything appear to be entertaining like Ronda Rousey taking on three men and/or Cristiane Santos beating up male comedians.
In this latest installment, Overeem and Sapp battle their way through opposite sides of a whacky arm wrestling tournament bracket to collide in the final, with the winner earning the opportunity to challenge the Japanese world champion at the conclusion of the show.
"The Beast" is certainly no pushover when it doesn't involve getting punched in the face; however, he more than meets his match with a man half his size in the end.
For what it's worth, I'm not really sure when this video was shot -- it was making the rounds today on the various forums -- but arm wrestling might be one of those items Dana White and Co. add to its contracts as extracurricular activities to avoid because of the potential for injury.
It's certainly different from motorcycle and/or bull riding, but bones can break and ligaments can shred pretty easy. In fact, Hunt appears to sustain an elbow tweak after a loss to Sapp.