Saturday, November 23, 2019

"It happens at every fight. At least one or two times in every UFC show, whether you say it out loud or you say it to yourself, you go, ‘holy shit did that just happen?’ I mean, you might see somebody do a flip, get kicked in the head, get knocked out with a punch. At some point, you’re going ‘whoah, did that just happen? Did I really just see that?’ That’s the nucleus of what our product is."
Lorenzo Fertitta, The Atlantic, November 2008

These are those moments from around the globe in the past week:

Brave's Ilia Topuria, remember the name; and Guts is a BAMF

Brave action continues ...

Brave highlights continue ...

Brutal Bobblehead KO is jarring

Ukraine's Golden Coat Fighting Championship = MMA + Sambo kurtka

Nose straight(ish) to nose not straight

Armbars don't work in MMA anymore ... WAIT


Last Week:

Ross Pearson return to the cage derailed by Rolling Thunder

12-6 Elbows to the back of the head apparently OK in Indonesian MMA

In the early days the danger in shooting a double was a guillotine, now it's this

Push Hellbow from hell

Spinning $#!@ fail

BIT how anyone wants to win, ever

THIS is the beautiful heart of mixed martial arts. Mohammad Fakhredine breaks his foot - BADLY - on the elbow of Azamat Murzakanov, and the Russian doesn't attack, but instead stops, indicates to the referee what happens, and doesn't start until "The Future" signals him in. Then Murzakanov goes on to win the KHK Openweight world championship, earning $100,000 and the right to wear the 14-pound solid gold belt.