(One of these days, Alex, right to the moon!)
As I’ve discussed before, being a writer for a “comedic” “MMA” website such as CagePotato has its positives and its negatives. The positives, of course, are the legions of swooning, scantily clad women that are literally willing to do anything to meet Jon Jones, Chuck Liddell, or whomever we are claiming to be incredibly close friends with at the time. There are also the lavish cars, houses, and general respect from your peers that have become a staple of the blogger trade to be grateful for.
But perhaps even greater than the constant influx of trim and general swagger that comes hand-in-hand with the MMA blogger lifestyle are the epic knockout videos we get to post whenever we feel like it under the false guise of “journalism.” And with the great injury curse of 2012 once again putting us all in the dumps, today seems perfect for one such occasion, so join us after the jump for a trifecta of KO’s (and even a flying triangle) to help you cope with the fact that yet another UFC event has been temporarily upended.
Our first knockout comes to us courtesy of Cage Warriors Fighting Championships, one of the last London-based promotions that doesn’t seemed destined to implode as a result of its own stupidity. In a preliminary contest, 8-3 Brett Bassett squared off against 9-5 Mike Ling, and this one was over before it ever really started. Roughly 35 seconds into the fight (5:05 in the video), Ling throws a halfhearted leg kick, and as James Irvin will tell you, nothing good can come from such a tactic. And not unlike Anderson Silva, Bassett catches the kick, immediately counters with a right hook (sure, Andy’s was a straight right, but you get it), and it’s the big kibosh, goodnight Irene, or whatever phrase that runs through your head when an MMA fighter gets dropped like a sack of potatoes.
Our next series of knockouts come from our buddies over at Inside MMA, who recently asked their viewers to submit their picks for the best submissions/knockouts of the week. The video begins with an incredible flying triangle, then quickly moves to a pair of knockouts — one that ends in just four seconds — that will surely make you forget all about that pesky featherweight title superfight that totally isn’t happening.
Damn it, I just had to bring it back up, didn’t I? WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GO CRUISING THROUGH RIO DE JANEIRO, JOSE?! WHY?!!