Just getting this out of the way, that was an 100% legal slam. MMA is always evolving but just because your favorite fighter lost, it doesn’t mean we should ban the slam. Honestly it just makes us want to watch every slam knockout in UFC title fight history.
Thankfully, because The Internet, there is the handy GIF below. Thank you based GIF Gods and thank you Fight Gods for giving us Slam Knockouts.
This is the only way.
Slam knockouts in UFC title fights:
-Frank Shamrock vs. Igor Zinoviev – UFC 16
-Tito Ortiz vs. Evan Tanner – UFC 30
-Matt Hughes vs. Carlos Newton – UFC 34
-Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas – UFC 237 pic.twitter.com/HIv2HIh051
— Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) May 12, 2019
All those UFC title fights over the years and only four were won by a rad Slam KO? Enjoy the unicorn the MMA world got to witness on Saturday night.
Each and every slam knockout in UFC title fight history has it’s own story. Frank Shamrock cementing his pound for pound status. Plus throat punch. Tito Ortiz getting the biggest highlight reel of his storied career. Plus RIP Evan Tanner. Matt Hughes vs. Carlos Newton? What came first, the slam or the submission?
So basically all fans should be thanking Jessica Andrade today.
MiddleEasy understands MMA is already a dangerous enough, but why would anyone want to ban dope slams like the ones above? At the end of the day, MMA is always going to be the most violent sport in the world. Sorry football, rugby, hockey, and maybe boxing. When its all said and done only boxing can reach peak MMA violence levels.
Also remind us, how many deaths via slam have occurred throughout the 30 history of human cage fighting? MiddleEasy will wait.
Sucks Rose Namajunas lost, huge fans here, but what a baller way to go out. There is going out on your sword then there is going out while trying to rip your opponent’s arm off. Thug (Rose) life remains the best life.