Major props to our buddies at KnockoutFootage (via MiddleEasy) for passing along this video of a local fight that ended in a finish even more rarely seen in the MMA world than the double KO: The accidental slam KO.
It’s a finish we haven’t been privy to since Matt Hughes fell asleep on top of Carlos Newton and woke up a UFC champion at UFC 34. Unfortunately, thanks to some lighting straight out of Buffalo Bill’s basement, the glory of this local show KO is somewhat lost on the audience.
Rest assured, the dude who nose-dived when he clearly should have done a barrel roll was up and walking by the time the final announcements were made, thanks in no small part to a timely intervention on the ref’s part. Had Cecil Peoples or Steve Mazzagatti been the third man in the ring for this scrap, well, this footage would have never made it online for legal purposes. The small victories, Nation.