There are some epic things about MMA in a ring, just think almost everything about Pride. Then there are really dumb things about MMA in a boxing ring, think roughly 85% of everything the International Fight League tried to do. Ridiculous knockouts right through the ring ropes?
The awesomeness of Jim Wallhead’s KO of a helpless Rodrigo Ribeiro falls somewhere closer to the Pride scale of MMA in-ring antics. This Wallhead highlight wouldn’t fit well with the UPN’s fall primetime line-up, but it really would look perfect on a six DVD “Best of Pride” set you buy at your local Sam Goody. Right through the ring ropes with nobody to catch him: the story of Wallhead vs. Ribeiro.