3. Choi Hong-man – Kickboxing, MMA, Ssireum
It doesn’t matter what ring fighters are stepping into, there is a goliath for each and every one. South Korea only needs one man to be a terror in two rings. Choi Hong-man, billed at 7’2” and 310-365 lb, took his gargantuan talent to kickboxing and MMA.
The super heavyweight competitor was a man of many names, including “Techno Goliath”, “Korean Monster” and “Korean Colossus” amongst others.
While Choi saw success in the highly acclaimed K-1 kickboxing promotion, the Korean Colossus didn’t fare quite as well in MMA, losing to greats like Mirko Cro Cop while scoring some novelty wins against guys like… Jose Canseco?