In the world of mixed martial arts, 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: The Infamous Double Knockout That Broke Shonie Carter's Mind
Back in 2008, a strange phenomena was taking the MMA world by storm. It wasn't the music of Vampire Weekend or Apple Bottom Jeans or Spaghetti Cat (although those were all things that I just spent far too much time confirming were in fact trends of that year), but rather, double knockouts.
Everywhere you turned, there were two dudes throwing perfectly-timed haymakers like simultaneous clotheslines in a WWE match, and it all started with this one.
These guys are middleweights Tyler Bryan and Shawn Parker, colliding just 8 seconds into their fight at Legends of Fighting 25 and subsequently blowing the mind of MMA legend Shonie Carter (who happened to be on referee duty that night) out the back of his skull. Honestly, as incredible as the double KO itself is, it's Carter's completely flabbergasted reaction that really makes this a classic. It reminds me of the first time I saw how Chicken McNuggets were made.