‘Cabbage’ Correira Vs Tim Sylvia
Wesley ‘Cabbage’ Correira had a knack for absorbing inhuman amounts of punishment early in his career, once joking that his head was, “filled with rocks n’ stuff.”
However, the hard-headed Hawaiian’s apparent inability to be KO’d seemed more of a curse than a blessing in his fight with Tim Sylvia at UFC 39 in 2002, as he ate blow after blow that would have left lesser men in a heap on the canvas.
’Cabbage’ somehow stayed upright despite brutal knees to the face from the clinch, uppercuts, straights, hooks, and even a finger in the eye.
Approaching the midway point of the second round as Sylvia began teeing off on him again, ‘Cabbage’s’ cornerman decided that this couldn’t be good for Correira’s long term health and leapt up onto the cage next to the two heavyweights to throw in the towel.