The coolest thing about Dream 9 was when Sokoudjou went straight primal on Nortje after the ref stepped in. It wasnt like in UFC 97 where Rampage Jackson got a couple of “This is from Pride, punk” punches on Wanderlei Silva after the fight was called. No, this was like Sokoudjou thought the stoppage bell meant that there was an entirely new fight that just started and the ref was just getting in the way. The dude started circling Nortje’s semi-unconscious body and just started Gilbert Yvel‘ing (I like that word) on him. It was like Nortje’s body was the quarter refund slot in a Mortal Kombat II machine and he just needed one more quarter to finish off Shao Kahn. It was like Nortje’s body was on fire and he got hired as a mercenary fireman and he needed to beat the hell out of the flame. It was like Chris Brown and Rhia…ah, too soon? Alright.
Think about it though, Sokoudjou didnt go crazy. You ever heard of apartheid? That’s crazy and was entirely localized in South Africa. Norte is from South Africa. Sokoudjou didnt go crazy man, Sokoudjou got even.