When you've seen as many knockouts as I have over the years, you tend to start grouping certain kinds of them into narrower sub categories. The kind where a fighter stiffens up like a board and crashes to the mat, ala Alex Garcia vs. Mike Pyle? That's a "falling tree knockout." The kind where a fighter's knees buckle and give out from underneath them, ala Rafael Dos Anjos vs. George Sotiropoulos? That's a "lawn chair KO."
What you define these as is purely a matter of personal preference, but let's all just agree to start using those terms moving forward.
At Hard Knocks 53 in Calgary, Canada last night, we were treated to a whole new type of knockout.
One I've dubbed "The Sub-Zero KO."
In a light heavyweight tilt between 1-0 Dustin Joynson and 1-3 Chrstiano Catala, the Victoria, British Columbia native scored one of the best knockouts of the year when he froze Catala in time with a head kick, then send him crashing to the mat with a follow-up right hand.
The knockout has rightfully been heralded by those who've seen it as "some Mortal Kombat sh*t."
To quote the greatest sports movie of all time, A League of Their Own, take me home momma and put me to bed. I have seen enough to know I have seen too much.