Kazushi Sakuraba here. The guy is/was a legend who never backed down from a challenge, and was constantly outweighed/outgunned by much larger opponents. What he did in the Pride 2000 Grand Prix is mythic. (Win over Guz Mezger, hour-and-a-half win over Royce Gracie, and going the time limit with a prime Igor Vovchanchyn was unbelievable.)
Seeing Saku do cartwheels and shit against the Gracie's, hitting them with fucking mongolian chops; in addition to M. Bison style double leg divebombs against Vitor Belfort whilst applying RNC's to Quinton Jackson after being on the receiving end of exactly 212 power bombs is more than enough to earn the top spot on my list.
Sakuraba is now taking on another giant puncher in Melvin Manhoef in the quarter finals of Dream's middleweight grand prix, and only God knows if he's got anything left in the tank to pull off another miracle. Either way, the guy's a legend and any fan (or so-called fan) of Mixed Martial Arts owes it to himself/herself to check out Saku's body of work.
So how about you guys? Any old or new favorites at the top of your list? (Any cunt dripping with Kimbo Slice jizz need not apply.)