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Igor Vovchanchyn Hangs Them Up


#1

From M-1 Sport:


#2

One of my favorite fighters of all time. Sad to see him go officially, but it was to be expected. So many great memories of Igor, a truly thrilling fighter and one of the greatest bare knuckle vale tudo fighters ever. Great HL of him:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x32uba_igor-vovchanchyn-hl-by-damien_sport


#3

Great highlight, great fighter.

According to Wikipedia the people in his Ukranian village would ring the church bells to warn eachother when Igor was out and in a bad mood.


#4

It's pretty amazing how he can punch with such abandon and with bare fists! His hands must be made of granite.


#5

Respect for Ice Cold.


#6

Those insane punches apparently ruined his arms, though, at least after 50+ fights. It reminds me of how Tank Abbott would wear gloves before it was even required, just to protect his hands from how hard he could throw punches. Igor is a legend of the sport and it's a damn shame he never fought Wandy.


#7

Pride was funny. You would have these giant russian dudes fighting skinny japanese people.

He has a fighting style similar to fedor, just go out and swing for the fences, relying on a great chin and awesome wrestling/sambo to take care of the rest.


#8

Plain wrong in so many ways.

Also: amazing HL reel, muchos gracias!