A ring announcer in sun shades and a trench coat seemed fully misplaced as he shouted into the faces of two enormous brawlers at Monster War 1, roaming the blood-soaked canvas throughout a collection of brutal bouts in South Korea.
Heavyweights Jun Soo Lim and Ik Tae Jin had been readying themselves for his or her heavyweight contest in Paju when the comical hype man took management, trying extra like a detective than an MC as he labored his means between the fighters whereas shouting ferociously.
Reading off a scrap of paper and pointing at the powerhouses in their faces, the baffling pre-fight spectacle was picked up all over the world – with many noticing how a lot blood lined the ring by that stage of proceedings.
The brutality continued as Lim, combating for the 25th time in a 16-year skilled profession, pummeled relative newcomer Jin up in opposition to the cage.
Taking him down, the blond-mopped Lim carried out a gruesome-looking bulldog choke that had Jin grimacing in ache and, finally, surrendering.
That improved the enormous’s file to 13 wins and gave Jin his third defeat in 5 fights, in addition to a second straight loss for the 28-year-old.
The blood got here from a stoppage earlier on the cardboard that left one fighter barely in a position to see as a reduce above his proper eye gushed out, masking his opponent’s again purple and portray a part of the ground a thick purple.