Barboza's kick makes top 4. Vote now!

by Chris Palmquist | source:

Despite being ranked as the fourteenth seed going into the ESPY voting, Edson Barboza's wheel kick knock out of Terry Etim is in the final four. Mixed Martial Arts has long clamored for main stream acceptance and having the sport represented in the top four of the best plays of the year is quite the accomplishment.

The impressive kick came back in January in the third round of what was a back and forth battle between lightweights Terry Etim and Edson Barboza. Barboza, who has some capoiera training, threw a spinning heel hook and Etim put his hands just a little low, resulting in the highlight worthy KO.

The remaining plays up for the nomination all come from college sports: baseball, football, and basketball.

Maybe with the help of MMA fans across the globe, we can vote MMA into it's first ESPY win.

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Obie1FaShobie site profile image  

7/12/12 1:19 PM by Obie1FaShobie

And it was a regular season game. Not even in the tourney.

MoomBah site profile image  

7/12/12 11:45 AM by MoomBah

  Yeah i agree, they were all pretty good though.

Masakyst site profile image  

7/12/12 11:45 AM by Masakyst

manfuck basketball

Shaq Attack site profile image  

7/12/12 7:42 AM by Shaq Attack

ur shitting methat was worst one

MoomBah site profile image  

7/11/12 11:56 PM by MoomBah

  The NCAA Basketball play won. The one i accidently voted for...i cant help but feel responsible.

KZTT_MMAfan55 site profile image  

7/11/12 4:30 PM by KZTT_MMAfan55


UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay site profile image  

7/11/12 1:40 PM by UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay

Really? Etim actually said "Fuck You!" to Barboza after the KO?Damn, I like Etim... If thats true then I don't like him much anymore lol

UGCTT_virginia757 site profile image  

7/11/12 1:16 PM by UGCTT_virginia757

Soccer sucks.

ChucoV site profile image  

7/11/12 12:45 PM by ChucoV

^^^ damn he made that goal from way out there??? Awesome.

Yves Edwards site profile image  

7/11/12 12:43 PM by Yves Edwards

I didn't see any illegal block in the back. I thought there was one the first time I watched but I watched it again and that was his teammate running into him from behind, so no foul.Don't be hatin'