Saturday In The Park: Japanese Bug Fights II

January 19, 2008

If you’re a loyal visitor to The Park you might have noticed some subtle changes around these parts. First, we now present a daily combat sports interview instead of bunching them up on any given day. The reason for this is we like to give our listeners at least 24 hours to digest everything a fighter has to say.

Another exciting modification is this new “Saturday In The Park” post that will conveniently run on Saturdays (also my way of paying homage to that great Chicago song).

So to break up the daily awesomeness of our interviews, The Park will present something light, fun and a bit wacky from the combat sports world each and every Saturday. Today, it’s another amazing installment from the world of Japanese Bug Fighting!

The first time I posted one of these epic clashes, I quietly received a lot of praise for discovering one of the greatest forms of combat sports ever invented. So, here we are again. This time it’s a wasp against a mantis. The bugs are fighting at a catch weight of 0.5 lbs.

This one is a little Randy Couture vs. Tim Sylvia mixed with Roy Jones Jr. vs. John Ruiz. That little wasp – he sure does have a ton of fight in him. Meanwhile, the poor mantis’ head seemed to be elsewhere on this particular evening. Some have called this the 2008 version of David slaying the Goliath. Perhaps, but I just look at it as a wasp executing a tremendous game plan from the get-go.

Oh, and enjoy UFC 80 and/or Trinidad-Jones. Much to the dismay of my wallet I will be watching both. Should be a fun little Saturday in the park.

  1. 3 Responses to “Saturday In The Park: Japanese Bug Fights II”

  2. Just like Sylvia that Mantis was a puss

    By Eric Z on Jan 19, 2008

  3. Damn that wasp (or was it just an oversized bee) is relentless.

    Kendall Grove sucks my you know…btw.

    By Dubs on Jan 19, 2008

  4. Um, yeah Kendall might have to return to the drawing board pronto. No disrespect to Jorge Rivera – he looked great – but Kendall is starting to make a case for worst TUF winner ever.

    Speaking of TUF, what was up with them continuously saying that Joe Daddy could be the 1st TUF winner to capture a belt? Does Serra not count? I know he was a UFC veteran and all but, still, he did get the title shot due to winning TUF.

    By Ariel Helwani on Jan 19, 2008

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