1. Emmanuel Yarborough
Here you go ladies and germs, the No. 1-ranked biggest fighter to ever compete inside of an MMA cage, Emmanuel Yarborough.
As you can see in the picture above, Yarborough didn’t miss many meals as the former NCAA Division I wrestler stood at six-foot-eight inches and weighted in at mountainous 600 pounds.
Yarborough may have only had three professional bouts in his entire MMA career, but they were each spectacles to watch. ‘Manny’ made his MMA debut against Keith Hackney at UFC 3 in 1994, but suffered an overwhelming TKO loss in the first round of the fight.
His next bout would take place at a Shooto event in Japan four years later, where the Judo brown belt earned his first and only professional win over Tatsuo Nakano in the only fight I have ever seen end via ‘smother’.
Yarborough’s last MMA fight took place under the Pride 3 Banner against Daiju Takase where the big man lost via submission in the second round.
Following his MMA career Yarborough embarked in a career in acting as he appeared on various films and talkshows in Bollywood, as well as being involved in a commercial for Motorola.
At the age of 14 Yarborough weighed 320 pounds due to his love for eating a plethora of fried foods, leading to him eventually having to be hospitalized in 2007 for heart failure.
Unfortunately Yarborough’s unhealthy life style caught up with him last year, and he passed away of a heart attack at the age of 51. His manager revealed that ‘Manny’ had been battling food addiction for all of his life, saying “he always said, ‘I am a prisoner in my own body.'”