regret gifs
15 Moments of Instant Regret [GIFs]

WTF?! Video of the Day: Double KO via Faulty Cage Door

Here at CP, we have covered damn near every type of knockout that has occurred in the MMA world, and in fact, we pride ourselves on our devotion to the topic. And although we’ve seen both the double KO and the even more rare no contest due to both fighters falling out of the cage, little did we know that over the weekend, these two would meet at a shady hotel, do the nasty, forget to wear protection, and give birth to the above knockout.

The event was Hardrock MMA 43, which went down on Saturday night. The place was Sheperdsville, Kentucky. In the co-main event of the evening, lightweight fighters Brandon Bishop and Braedon Ward squared off in what started as a relatively even match that saw both men struggle for superior position in the clinch. After Ward managed to toss Bishop to the mat but was unable to complete the takedown, he bull rushed ahead with a double leg, eventually slamming into to cage door, which burst open and sent both fighters crashing to the ground.

As team members rushed to their aid, it quickly became apparent that both parties had been knocked unconscious in the fall, and the bout was subsequently ruled a no contest. Fortunately, both men were able to walk away on their own power after a few minutes. According to Gary Thomas of ProMMAnow.com, who was in attendance for the entire event, a hinge in the cage had been damaged in an earlier fight, but was believed to have been fixed. However, when both fighters hit the door, the pin was knocked loose, causing one of the more bizarre fight endings we have seen in quite some time.

And as it turns out, this was not the only bit of controversy that went down at Hardrock MMA 43. Join us below for an illegal KO from the same event that is as brutal as it is hilarious.

These are the pitfalls of the three point stance, ladies and gentlemen. To be fair, we’ve seen this technique work to a degree before, but sweet baby Jesus did it go wrong here. Clearly a Jon Jones/Jeff Watts fan, Chad Sermon figured he’d test out the frog attack in his undercard bout against Brian Kerr. Kerr clearly did not appreciate this tactic, and opted to throw a fight ending/completely illegal head kick in response. If you listen to Kerr’s corner in the aftermath, it becomes evident that they knew Sermon was planning on coming out in the crouched stance, and simply didn’t give a shit. We would be more enraged if we could stop laughing. And if you watch the whole video, you’ll see that even the referee shares our dark sense of humor.

-J. Jones 

Cagepotato Comments

Showing 1-25 of comments

comments
Sort by : Show hidden comments
The Oracle of MMA- February 8, 2012 at 11:21 pm
The amount of hate for Karma is hilarious. He's the only one here that I've seen prove he actually attempts to fight versus the majority here who just talk tough. And yet people bash him for no real reason? Pathetic.
Amsterdaam- February 7, 2012 at 5:59 am
It's against the rules, simple as that. What a bunch of mouth breathing fuck=faces.
The_Dead_Cow- February 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm
Fucking hilarious!! Johny Kikedintheface totally deserved it for, as Herb Dean once put it, "playing the game". That shit only works for Jones because when he does it, his head is WAY more than a foot and a half off the mat. Thank you cage potato, I've been waiting for this shit since I first seen it.
Todd M- February 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm
It's a bitch ass move and it should be mocked.
KarmaAteMyCat- February 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm
ALSO: Thanks for the minor compliment in that last post WuTang.
KarmaAteMyCat- February 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm
WuTang Don't hate me because I'm beautiful just give me your moms phone number I'll fuck her nice, and never call her back. Then you can have a legit reason to hate me does this sound fair?
Viva Hate- February 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm
If you watch close, he is sneaking forward and lifting his hand off the mat, I think it was a perfectly timed kick and legal. Okay, i just wish it was legal, i am sick of this tactic now.
Japanadian- February 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm
Also Rich Franklin is the creator of the 1 hand down technique TUF coaching his 2nd time on
Japanadian- February 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm
yes i did laugh still
Japanadian- February 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm
let's kick guys in the balls for having their legs apart too. If you can't play the game the way the rules say you don't deserve to play
bigblockcrx- February 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm
^
WuTangClan- February 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm
"To be fair, we’ve seen this technique work to a degree before"

LOL no, no you havent. Stop trying to pretend like Karmas stance had anything to do with that win. Like I said before, hes just a bandwagon jumping faggot with good Jits. I knew your dumbass would have something to say in this thread, Karma. If only it was you who got punted in the mouth.
Rocky Blunt- February 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm
he got what he deserved and its funny as shit karma.... Aren't u supposed to protect yourself at all times? end of discussion.
Canadian Bacon- February 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm
Was Rich Franklin his coach? I remember Rich telling all the fighters to do this in TUF 4 so they couldnt hit them in the head. Didn't work so well. Rich you are a bad.
Buster Hyman- February 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm
Fighter safety? doesnt seem safe to bend over and stick your face out with your hands down. you could be cock slapped!
JoAnna- February 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm
The man might as well have yelled "KICK ME IN THE HEAD!". LMAO!
Waxedpants- February 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm
Oh god that was good.
May not have been right but it sure was appropriate.
intercept440- February 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm
lol wilson your right.. looks just like the karatekid crawl
XENOPHON- February 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm
El Guapo - Lots of talk to make a trip to Vegas from me, then I was unable to finish my final and the term paper - had no time to drive to the AP, and watched the fight at local beaner restaurant. I am trying to head there for that upcoming EXPO. Ever notice that EXPO is derived from Xenophon. I never heard of the term exposition before.
RwilsonR- February 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm
HAHAHAHA... that fucker did the "Johnny face-crawl on the ground" from Karate Kid after he got kicked in the face.
El Guapo- February 6, 2012 at 1:32 pm
^Who does Xeno have to cyberstalk, physically stalk, wait in the bushes for, ambush when arriving home and cut into a million little pieces to get the edit button back for fuck's sake?........................................................... Chinse does sound pretty funny, tho. Chinse........................................................... Karma, don't chance it. As much as I think the monkey shuffle is a bitch move I don't wanna see you get booted to the grill.
El Guapo- February 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm
"Monkey shuffle a downed opponent does not make" -Ancient Chinse Proverb
KarmaAteMyCat- February 6, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Oh right because that makes sense, using a rule means that the fighter who disagree's with the tactic should be able to deliberately break a rule by kicking a downed opponent. yeah because that makes a lot of sense, lets completely throw fighter safety out the window because you are a spiteful retard who doesn't grasp effective game planning. Thanks for that bit of Logic and feel free to go fuck yourself. The rule isn't going to change, different rules Different commissions and they aren't going to change shit just like everyone bitching about the ten point scoring system. Nothing but Lulz in this thread.
El Guapo- February 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm
Would've been better if it happened to Bones. hgh... FTW!
Buster Hyman- February 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm
i hope karma does his three prong fag walk into oncoming traffic. seriously this technique is stupid as fuck and you deserve to get your face wrecked. the only thing that wouldve made that video better was if the ref had kicked the guy in the face after he got up and started yelling.
CagePotatoMMA