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: The Merits of the Gong and Dash, pt. II
Like I was saying yesterday, the "Gong and Dash" attack is not one that you'll see being utilized very often in MMA (on account of how often it ends with the dasher having his face obliterated in record time), but that's not to say that it never works out.
Yes, just as a front flip Tai Chi kick will result in a highlight reel KO once every thousand years, the Gong and Dash will occasionally succeed in making a fighter look like an untouchable badass with mutant powers of premonition. For every 20 James Thompsons that charge directly into the fists of their opponent like a cartoon bull, there is one Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto who will sprint across the ring and flatten his opponent (in this case, Kazuyuki Miyata) with a #FlyingKnee before the bell has even finished ringing. It's the yin and yang of life.
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