I wouldn't write Monson off just cause he has a fight in January. Monson once fought 3 times in 3 weeks on 3 continents and one all 3 bouts two of which were against Roy Nelson and Sergei Kharintinov. Dude is a warrior.
Sakuraba was more of a joke. since the Japanese seem to think its funny to put complete mismatches against the Reem. If you never read the cracked.com article on Fujuta's skull I am gonna have to require you to do so before you continue posting. Its that freaking funny. (warning empty your bladder first cause you will pee a little.)
I had never heard of it. This was hilarious, epic and super awesome!