Rampage may have come in overweight and rumored to be injured, but boy did he want to put on whatever show he could muster for Japan. I’m positive Gary LaPlante let it all go and shed bittersweet tears like so many of us when Rampage walked out howling to the old Pride theme. It was just another special moment in a cornucopia of them as the UFC took over a flu ridden Tokyo in a big way.
Rampage may have lost to Ryan Bader but he had one more highlight reel slam for his fans from the Land of the Rising Sun, thankfully it didn’t kill ‘Darth’. Could this be Rampage’s last slam in Japan? If it is, it fits the portfolio.
All gifs from IronForgesIron of course.