This is what it looks like when you’re on the wrong end of a possible world record knockout.
Ultimate Challenge MMA (UCMMA), a UK based mixed martial arts promotion, held it’s WCMMA 14 event this past Saturday. One of the bouts featured welterweights Mike Garret and Sam Heron, and depending on who you ask, the fight may or may not have set a world record for fastest knockout in MMA history at just a hair over one second (1.13 seconds to be exact).
Skip to the 1:20 mark of the video to see the actual KO.
First off, I know you’re all questioning the obvious weight disparity between the combatants, but hey, if that’s how UCMMA rolls, who are we to argue? No, the real problem lies with the officially unofficial clock in the corner of the screen recording the knockout at 1.13 seconds. What that time is actually measuring is the time it took from the start of the bout to the moment Garret’s foot connects with Heron’s jaw. It’s a good 2-3 seconds after Heron goes down before the ref goes over and calls the fight, so 1.13 seconds may be stretching the truth just a bit. Still, the KO may be fast enough to be considered a world record, but we’ll leave that up to the fine people at Guinness to figure out.