Originally Posted by GRAB MY WRIST
Emmanuel "Manny" Yarborough is/was a top level Judo/Sumo wrestler. He's 6 foot, 8 inches tall and has weighed in as high as 765 lbs. He is also a former all-american collegiate wrestler. Manny has also competed in NHB events (Pride, UFC).
Frankly, if it didn't turn out that Manny has a glass jaw, he would have been, in my opinion, one of the scariest and most entertaining competitors ever to enter the octagon.
An interesting story: Many years ago in another lifetime, I entered a Judo competition (don't remember: at least I think it was Judo - I was young - I remember going the distance and losing on points). At the weigh-in, I realized I squeaked by a close one when I came within 2 ounces of being in Manny's weight division. I had to sit down for a minute or so to regain some composure.