It has been a while since I have been punched in the face, but I do remember that it hurts really hard. Despite this, people who are professional fighters in a number of different sports — boxing, mixed martial arts, etc. — are quite good at getting punched in the face and not collapsing into a puddle immediately.
Still, sometimes, punches connect a little too cleanly, and we end up getting some pretty spectacular knockouts as a result. An example of this came on Friday evening when Uly Diaz fought Donelei Benedetto at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 14. Diaz knocked out Bendetto so fast with a right hook that I should probably just stop talking and drop in the video, so here you go.
History was made last night as Uly Diaz knocked out his opponent in just three seconds
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It was such an impressive knockout that UFC star Yoel Romero jumped out of his seat and did a whole bunch of NSFW screaming over Diaz giving Benedetto a two piece and a biscuit.
At three seconds, it was the fastest knockout in the promotion’s history, and Diaz was pretty stoked about what he accomplished, which is not a surprise, because this is insane.
This is not quite as explosive as Jorge Masvidal’s famous flying knee knockout of Ben Askren, but this is one heck of a way to end a fight right after the opening bell.