The Moment 5ft10 Monk Destroys 7ft2 Giant With Spinning Kick To The Groin

Ladies and gentlemen meet 7ft-2 super heavyweight Hong Man Choi and 5ft-10 welterweight Yi Long. two men who actually went toe-to-toe in one of the most bizarre fights of all time.

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

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

It didn't take long for the knockout to happen and to be honest, it's just plain funny as Yi Long planted a spinning kick to the giant's abdomen.

No seriously this actually happened.

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.

Unfortunately 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.

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 just witnessed, but it certainly made for an interesting bout.

Image: MAS
Image: MAS

Have you seriously seen anything like it?

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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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