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Luke Rockhold kicked Costas Philippou's liver into the afterlife at UFC Fight Night 35

Luke Rockhold kicked Costas Philippou's liver into the afterlife at UFC Fight Night 35

In person, Luke Rockhold looks like a guy that knows the words to at least one Bone Thugs n Harmony song. He's not MMA's version of Johnny Cage, leave that to KJ Noons. Luke Rockhold is just a guy that hits people so hard that he breaks his hand over their craniums. Evolution never expected Luke Rockhold to exist. Otherwise, the human species would have developed stronger hands. Perhaps Luke is one of those mutants that appear once every 10,000 years that gives humanity a glimpse of what our species will soon evolve into. According to that explanation, in the future all humans will have 11-2 records and be former Strikeforce middleweight champions. Finally, a future I can believe in. The Jetsons had it all wrong.

Luke Rockhold has also adapted a talent that every post-pubescent male fears. No, it's not being rejected by the opposite sex and then humiliated on the internet. It's the dreaded liver shot, and apparently Rockhold has mastered it through the use of well-placed kicks as illustrated in this Zprophet gif from tonight's UFC Fight Night 35.

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+1 # jt33 2014-01-15 19:12
love a good liver shot.. the top 5 of middleweight it stacked right now.
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+1 # Stgutfree 2014-01-15 19:37
Damn, that kick was bad news and I hope to never be on the receiving end of a kick like that.
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+2 # leg kick to the head 2014-01-15 20:42
awesome shot... although my favorite liver shots are the ones with a delayed reaction and dude drops several seconds after contact.
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+4 # Fatty_Sam86 2014-01-15 21:42
The kick at the end was awesome. I feel like kicks to the body of a downed opponent are super under-utilized.
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+2 # CharlatansUnited 2014-01-15 21:55
and knees to the body too.
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+1 # SystemOL 2014-01-15 23:55
Nice! The close-up slo-mo shows Philippou's left shoulder muscle ripple from the kick on his right side. Very nice indeed.
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-2 # Gin Rummy 2014-01-16 00:16
Bas Rutten would be proud.
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+1 # pokerfacekilla 2014-01-16 07:36
Really wanted Costa to finally break through,beat a top 10 guy. Good for Rockhold,just dont be asking for Belfort next dude...
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-3 # Wrestle_Fuck 2014-01-16 10:00
He should have never changed camps.
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-2 # RickDousey 2014-01-16 16:26
I expected him to beat Vitor(cheezits) Belfort the first time but he had the unfortunate luck of being the first one in there after Vitor learned how to use his other two limbs. Too bad he's busy with the title shot I'd luke to see a rematch. I got dropped one time by my10 year old nephew like that once teaching him to kick. Fuck getting kicked by Luke
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