10 Craziest Moments In MMA
The UFC showcases the greatest sport on Earth, as extraordinarily conditioned athletes battle to a conclusion. It brings out some of the highest qualities to which human beings aspire - from raw courage to grace.
And sometimes, it brings out the crazy.
At UFC 34, Matt Hughes was choked seemingly unconscious at the exact moment he knocked out Carlos Newton with a slam. The slam woke Hughes up, and he was awarded the UFC welterweight title.
Herb Dean heard the jeers after he ended the UFC 48 main event, awarding the heavyweight title to Frank Mir over Tim Sylvia. Sylvia insisted he could continue. When fans slow-motion replay, they realized Dean made the correct call.
In 20 seconds, the time it takes you to read this sentence, Duane Ludwig beat Jonathan Goulet, Chan Sung Jung defeated Mark Hominick, and Todd Duffee beat Tim Hague.
Art Jimmerson’s UFC career lasted 138 seconds, but 19 years later he’s still remembered for wearing a boxing glove on just his left hand; and being so clueless about Royce Gracie’s jiu jitsu skills that he submitted without landing a single strike.
Nate Quarry beat The Running Man Kalib Starnes by 30-26, 30-27 and 30-24 (the third score being the second-most lopsided in UFC history).
Tito Ortiz pinned down and spanked by Randy Couture at UFC 44.
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Dennis Hallman lost a loser wears a banana hammock bet prior to UFC 133, and lost to Brian Ebersole, who was awarded an extra performance bonus of $70,000 by an incensed UFC President Dana White for getting the "shorts" out of there.