Anderson Silva defeated Yushin Okami at UFC 134 without even really trying, but the weekend’s best fight took place in Australia on Friday night between the Melbourne Storm and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. Melbourne’s Adam Blair and Manly’s Glenn Stewart went toe-to-toe after a little push and shove, a little push and shove, a little push and shove, WHACK from their teammates and it is all you want a rugby fight to be.
The announcers and slow motion replay made it sound and look pretty awesome (and it looked like two T-Rexes trying to claw each other in the face), but not everyone enjoyed it.
“It certainly wasn’t a good look for our game,” said Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy.
Like anything else that happens in the world, YouTube is divided into two camps: Camp one says this is normal and should be expected from a sport where rule one is to beat the sh*t out of each other, and camp two says “thugs” or “thuggery” or some form of weirdly-veiled cultural insult. Judge for yourself.
[h/t Off the Bench]