Nov 5, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT
Probably the most unfortunate part of this fight is the organizer’s decision to play Queen’s We Are the Champions as both participants are lying motionless on the canvas. It happened at the MMA Night of Champions in Poland, where Marcin Mencel took on Mateusz Zawadzki, resulting in the technical draw you see below. The fighters headbutted each other and ended up knocking each other out.
We are the champions my friend. And we’ll keep on fighting ’til the end …
Intentional headbutts are illegal in MMA, and this is a reason why.
Although rare, the MMA double knockout is not unprecedented. Here’s one in Kentucky from Feb., as Brandon Bishop and Braedon Ward’s bout ends with both falling through a faulty cage door.
And from Indianapolis in 2009, here’s Tyler Bryan and Shaun Parker.
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