Random UFC 8 Flashback
Random UFC Flashback
UFC 8 took place on February 16th, 1996 in Puerto Rico. They didn’t have weight divisions back then, so they had a David vs Goliath tournament where the first round pitted Larger opponents against smaller guys. (Some of the smaller guys then were 185-220 and the larger guys were sometimes 400 pound fat out of shape guys that the 145ers of today would smash.
At any rate after the first 4 fights, 2 Goliaths and 2 Davids have advanced, and up comes a Canadian! We were excited back then. His name was Gary Goodridge and he was a champion armwrestler and HUGE. He was taking on Tank Abbotts training and drinking partner Paul Herrera.
Who knows how this one is going to turn out, but since Gary was from Canada, and Paul hung out with Tank Abbott, we went with Gary all the way.
I usually cheered for the David in the David vs Goliath scenario, but this was a time you wanted the Goliath to win, and words cannot describe the craziness of how this fight went down.
Gary Smashed his opponent in 13 seconds in one of the most violent fight finishes to date.
Watch for yourself and tell me that wouldn’t have been crazy to watch live!