November 24, 2008

Squeeze My Eyes Out: An Illegal Eye Gouge

The M-1 Challenge 9 that took place on November 21, 2008 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia made me think about Yuki Nakai. Specifically, the M-1 fight between Musa Khamanaev (Sambo Team Legion) and Bogdan Cristea (Netherlands) reminded me of the 1995 Vale Tudo tournament in Japan. Yuki Nakai lost vision in his right eye after an illegally eye gouge by Gerard Gordeau.

As Teddy Atlas exclaimed after the infamous sucker punch at the conclusion of James Butler vs. Richard Grant: "Throw him in jail and throw away the key! Please."

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