A Retrospective Look Back at Sakuraba Rampage, 15 Years Later

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  1. joehulbert5

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    manboy<3 don't card me bro

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    Rampage didn't realize that Sakuraba was a pro wrestler that was used to taking slams over and over again

    Anyway do you guys think any version of GSP would have beaten rampage in 2001? If not why do people rank GSP above Sakuraba? Sakuraba is a natural welterweight..
     
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    I believe Rampage has implied that fight was a work. I'm not saying it was, but it's a relevant part of the history.
     
  4. joehulbert5

    joehulbert5 Yellow Belt

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    I don't know for sure but I think it was that they said they'd bonus rampage if he got KOd or choked out. I think he just ignored it though based on the fact he tapped. Who knows though.
     
  5. Choco

    Choco I can quit any day.. Double Yellow Card

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    Rampage is full od BS. Sakuraba took quite a bit of punishment in that fight. Sak was thrown to prime Mirko, Wandy (twice) and Rampage in 17 months. They seemed to wanted him dead, and they did manage to destroy him.
     
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    Rampage isn't the most credible person and it's not like he held back in that fight.
     
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    They for sure made him cut extra weight and he claims they poisoned him. Other orgs I'd say a story like that is bullshit but with early Pride and Sakuraba it's possible.
     
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    They offered Rampage money to throw the fight by getting KO'd or to get subbed and not tap (go unconscious), he refused.

    http://www.mmanews.com/pride-tried-bribing-rampage-to-lose-to-sakuraba/
     
  9. gopackgo555

    gopackgo555 It's the music that we choose

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    Man now I have to watch this fight again. It's been a while!
     

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