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Classic Mismatch: Duane Ludwig vs. Shad Smith, Who Was Wearing a Pair of Vans at the Time [VIDEO]

Thanks to Manny Yarborough GOAT for digging up this classic fight from King of the Cage 4 back in June 2000, in which a young Duane Ludwig beats the absolute dogshit out of MMA pioneer Shad Smith, who entered the cage wearing the same pair of sneakers and white socks that he showed up to the arena in. No, this would not be Shad’s night. Ludwig’s Muay Thai was nasty even back then, and the referee was as shitty as most local refs were in those days — two factors that combined to produce an uncomfortably violent late-stoppage. Skip to the 2:25 mark for the beginning of the end.

After the jump: Shad’s 2004 King of the Cage bout against Krazy Horse Bennett, which is worth watching just for their pre-fight promo packages. A credit to humanity, both of these guys.

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2Dogs- July 20, 2012 at 2:54 am
u r what what you eat and that bennet be eatin fruit loops...that was some crazee shit
Fried Taco- July 19, 2012 at 8:29 am
Nice to see him try my favorite move, guillotine from the bottom of mount. And that ref was nowhere close to stopping the fight. If the corner hadn't thrown in the towel, it would have been the first death in MMA.
Mr_Misanthropy- July 19, 2012 at 2:16 am
KOTC- howzabout that piss yellow mat? It's like they're fighting on a big ol' slab of butter.

Let's do a story problem, ladies and gents: Say Shad smith was 25 years old when he filmed this. With 2000 street fights under his belt and 8.5 years in prison, how many fights did he get in per day during his adult life? Sucking dick in the park for food stamps doesn't count as an actual "street fight", no matter how violent it was.
SquidInk- July 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm
Shad was also in an episode of Felony Fights. You can easily find his fight online.
tommy5060- July 18, 2012 at 9:24 pm
funny. if that were a boxing fight, it would have been stopped
GistoftheFist- July 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm
Damn, he beat Shad like a mob of rednecks when they corner a queerosexual. Definately not the ass pounding Shad was used to taking.
Goat- July 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm
You could tell Duane was PISSED after getting out of that choke. He let the fight up and wanted to beat up that dude...and he did.