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Video: Brian Ebersole’s Weirdo Cartwheel Kick Actually Knocked Somebody Out, Once


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Back in March 2009, we referred to the above clip as “the greatest KO ever.” We never bothered to find out who the fighters were, but we got a strange flash of deja vu during UFC 127 on Saturday night when Brian Ebersole launched two separate cartwheel kicks at Chris Lytle. Now, MiddleEasy confirms that the dude in the famous cartwheel kick knockout video is Brian Ebersole. The fight went down at XFC: Return of the Hulk in Perth, Australia on 3/14/09, and the unlucky victim was Shannon Forrester. Now give that crazy manscaped goof his due respect. After the jump: Gifs of Ebersole’s failed cartwheel kick attempts against Lytle, courtesy of IronForgesIron.com.

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irish brawler- March 1, 2011 at 10:59 pm
not many people know that steven seagal actually invented oxygen. and lots of other cool things, like roofys and beer.
David_Banner- March 1, 2011 at 7:36 pm
It looks like he caught the guy with the heel of his foot on his cheek bone. Pretty nasty. I don't get labeling it a weirdo kick though but I guess thats because it wasnt Jon Jones or some other young UFC talent throwing it. If it wasnt some older white guy with 300 fights on his record, the thread would have read something like "Greatest kick ever".
Waxedpants- March 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm
^^
Looks like he may have caught a toe or a heel right in the eye .... definitely didn't look like he was knocked all the way out.

still awesome
youenjoyzedella- March 1, 2011 at 10:29 am
Hmmm... The kick landed, but after watching it a couple times it looks like the guy kinda took a little dive.... sweet kick though.
RwilsonR- March 1, 2011 at 9:04 am
Ben or MRuss - can we get an edit feature?
 
Also, how about a few more articles on Bisping today? It is only Tuesday, and I'm not ready to stop bashing him yet.
steampunk22- March 1, 2011 at 8:55 am
ugh, *staring

Fuckin' iphone.
steampunk22- March 1, 2011 at 8:54 am
*by starring

Why can't we edit comments?
steampunk22- March 1, 2011 at 8:54 am
It should also be pointed out that Steven Segal is responsible for the Hairrow. He shaved it into Ebersole's chest merely my starring at him.
RwilsonR- March 1, 2011 at 8:39 am
Along with the cartwheel, Steven Seagal also invented the somersault. Like martial arts, modern children's gymnastics were forever changed by Steven Seagal.
jimbonics- March 1, 2011 at 8:33 am
Fear the Hairrow
Endless Soldier- March 1, 2011 at 8:03 am
Diego Sanchez must be proud. YES!!!
GILL-uh-TEEN- March 1, 2011 at 7:57 am
Steven Segal invented the kick. Feet were not used in martial arts before his invention.
RwilsonR- March 1, 2011 at 7:53 am
Steven Seagal would like everybody to know that he invented that kick. And the cartwheel.
RwilsonR- March 1, 2011 at 7:49 am
Strange dude. Cool kick. Suppose it was bound to land in one of his fights if he has tried it in all 70+ of them.
Smitty- March 1, 2011 at 7:33 am
Funny, gay, cool.
Fried Taco- March 1, 2011 at 7:32 am
It looks just like the cartwheel the old dude did on The Office.
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