Before this offends any sumo fans out there, this is not to say that sumo isn’t a style all onto itself. It’s just that Sumo fighters, when pitted against athletes with significantly lower body-fat contents, don’t do well. Many have tried, few have come away looking anything other than silly.
Sumo was the first martial art that the UFC exposed. That happened in the very first fight, when Teila Tuli charged at Gerard Gordeau and promptly got his tooth kicked out. He was far from the last sumo fighter to try however.
Whenever you have an excuse to watch Don Frye fight Akebono you’ve got to jump on it: