The win by Johnson was made all the more remarkable thanks to his out of this world finishing move and setting the record for the most UFC title defences (11).
Unfortunately for Dana White, and the UFC, the fight card was dominated by submissions and fights that went the distance instead of the usual big time hits that break social media.
That wasn’t an issue during a Wawan MMA Fighting Championship card in Kuwait.
Hussam Qashou found himself in a spot of bother during his fight and while laying on his back and with his opponent standing above him, he came up with a unique manoeuvre.
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) October 7, 2017
This isn’t the first time a fighter has been knocked out from an opponents kick off the ground, but this spectacular move from Qashou certainly takes the cake as the most impressive.
Expect to see this more as fighters try to replicate the move from the ground.
As there was no bonus awarded from the UFC 216 fight card for KO of the night, it’s only right that Qashou is honoured with the reward.
‘I WILL HAUNT YOUR F***ING DREAMS, KID’
Tony Ferguson wants a piece of Conor.Source:AFP
Lightweight star Tony Ferguson destroyed Kevin Lee at UFC 216 to take the promotion’s interim title — and now there’s only one thing on his mind.
The 33-year-old wants to take champion Conor McGregor’s belt from his hands, calling out the Irishman in his post-fight speech on Sunday (AEDT).
Calls for McGregor to complete his trilogy with Nate Diaz have been flying around like wildfire, but a promising move from president Dana White means fans could be seeing the official lightweight championship bout sooner than expected.
“I mean, if Dana says it, then we’re going to hold it to him,” Ferguson told The MMA Hour.
“The UFC is pretty good with that, right? They don’t want to be called liars, and I don’t want to make them a liar, so this s*** needs to happen.”
Ferguson says there’s an obvious reason McGregor, 29, has kept his mouth shut since the weekend.
“Look, Conor watches the fights,” he said. “This dude didn’t say s***. He didn’t say s*** on Twitter. He didn’t even comment saying ‘good fight.’ He said he was looking forward to watching this fight — he hasn’t said nothing. The boy is scared.
“He’s running. I told him to just set the belt down and walk away and nobody will get hurt. That’s all you’ve got to do: just set it down and you won’t get your ass kicked, I swear, by another Mexican.”
Ferguson is adamant his skills in the Octagon are better than the champion’s and said fans have waited far too long to see McGregor back in the UFC after his fight against Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match.
“Conor needs his ass kicked and we need to unify that belt. Otherwise he needs to vacate, set it down, walk away, and never f***ing come back,” Ferguson said. “Because if you go to 170 (pounds), if you go to 185, or even if you drop to 145, I will f***ing follow you, Conor, and I will haunt your f***ing dreams, kid — I will come after you.”