Originally Posted by nulty
Oh shit. I knew that was what you'd refer to to. That was a worked match. You know pro wrestling isn't real right. Ali sat up on the ropes etc that was called working the crowd. It was pre arranged publicity stunt.
Ali's legs took a beating, those were real kicks. Inoki is considered a pioneer of MMA's in Japan. He started shoot wrestling (real fighting promoted by wrestling organizations) in Japan , which led to the start of Pancrase