When your ear falls off in the middle of a fight, but you insist on continuing, an unprecedented level of baddassery gets bestowed upon you for the remainder of your life. Don Frye might be Pride’s alpha-male, but Sakuraba’s will to continue was the reason any of us stayed up until noon the following morning to watch the shows. Nobody can doubt the heart of Kazushi Sakuraba and all the amazing memories he has given MMA fans around the world. You’re gong to have to take my word on this, but I’ve placed this video on the website for more reasons than just making Gary LaPlante cry. Watch it, then heel-hook the first person you see out of respect for Japan’s greatest fighter.