7-Foot-2 Super Heavyweight To Fight 5-Foot-10 Welterweight Monk In 'Knockout Only' Fight

Move over Conor and Khabib because this has the potential to be one of the 'biggest' fights in combat history. Ladies and gentlemen, meet 7ft-2 super heavyweight Hong Man Choi and 5ft-10 welterweight Yi Long.

The experienced pair will do battle on the MAS kickboxing circuit, with the bout containing a very specific set of rules.

In this extrodinary match-up, there will be a single nine-minute round and the fight can only be won by KO.

South Korean fighter Choi, who made his debut in 2006, has experience in MMA and Kickboxing, while Yi Long is a former Guangdong Foshan International Wing Chun champion, winning 61 of his 74 fights.

Perhaps his most famous bout came in 2008 at the Dream Dynamite event when he came up against legendary kickboxer Mirko Cro Cop - one of the most feared strikers in MMA history.

Image: MAS
Image: MAS

Unfortuantely for all those banking on the giant, Cro Cop defeated the 350-pound Choi with a devastating leg kick to floor the 7-foot-2 monster.

Just check out the YouTube footage below. Madness:

Choi is a household name in his homeland, making a name for himself outside of the combat world by becoming a professional singer and appearing on Korean TV shows - not to mention the fact he's the face of an Ice Cream brand.

Yi Long, on the other hand, has stuck to the kickboxing scene and in turn, has been a huge success in the Lightweight and Welterweight divisions.

The "Shaolin Monk" made his name in the Wu Lin Feng competition down the years, with the 'fight of the century' against Buakaw Banchamek from Thailand being a stand out moment, picking up 19 million view on YouTube.


Any serious MMA promotion would never make a match like the one we're about to witness, but it will certainly make for an interesting bout.

Have you seriously seen anything like it? Who will win in this David vs Goliath fight?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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