Imagine you operated one of the largest MMA organizations in the world and just for the hell of it you let your newly crowned bantamweight champion compete in some small Shooto event in Brazil only to be supremely knocked out by a relatively no-name fighter out of Portland, Oregon. Now imagine the amount of Excedrin you would have to take to alleviate the migraine that would form directly inside your brain after realizing that your champion lost in under two minutes in the first round in a fight that no one outside of Brazil witnessed in real-time.
We’ve seen it before in MMA, and last weekend Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas getting knocked out by Tyson Nam at Shooto Brazil 33: Fight for BOPE II just illustrates why you should never let your champion fight anywhere else — ever. Check out the clip of the extraordinary knockout below. Props to Zprophet for the rip.