In the world of combat sports, every knockout is truly its own, unique, unconsciousness-inducing snowflake. From time to time, however, we are gifted a KO that truly defies the odds, our expectations, or even the common laws of physics. That's what the 'Insane KO of the Day' is all about.
Today's KO: British Edson Barboza Goes Yard Upside Some Dude's Head
As we all know, Edson Barboza's spinning wheel kick knockout of Terry Etim at UFC 142 is basically the most beautiful/brutal (brutiful?) thing to ever happen in the sport of mixed martial arts – a work of visual poetry that makes the Mona Lisa look like the back alley scratchings of a deranged hobo. But to the British, the image of Etim's frozen, pasty body crashing to the canvas remains a haunting one to this day – second only to losing the American Revolution on the country's list of black marks.
Thankfully, it appears that our neighbors across the pond finally scored a mini-redemption of their own at Full Contact Contender 18 over the weekend, when Staffordshire's Tim "The Experiment" Wilde defeated Ian Williams via the exact same technique in their main event showdown.
Although I'm sure that the esteemed members of MMA Parliament (or whoever regulates this sport over there) would have preferred to see such a redemption come over a Brazilian, thus evening the scales between the two nations, I imagine that they'll be taking some comfort in the fact that they have now acquired spinning kick technologies to unleash on the world. Look out, Edson, the British are coming.
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