The UFN13 bonuses are in and one of them sucks balls in my opinion:
Irvin, who defeated Houston Alexander and tied the record for the quickest knockout in UFC history, picked of “Knockout of the Night” honors. Irvin set up the eight-second TKO with a Superman punch — his first punch of the fight — that floored his opponent. Alexander protested the stoppage with referee Steve Mazzagatti, but it did little good.
Now maybe it’s just me, but I seem to remember Anthony Johnson pretty much executing Tommy Speer. THAT was ‘KO of the night’ worthy, not the Irvin/Alexander fight where Houston Alexander popped right back up afterwards complaining the stoppage. Now I’m not going to debate the ref’s actions on that one … it was clear to me that the lights went out for Houston. But the KO was nowhere near the quality or seriousness of Johnson’s.
There seems to be a trend rolling now where Dana’s favorite fighters continue to stick around in the UFC and continue to win these bonuses over other fighters who deserve it more. Chris Lytle and now James Irvin come to mind off the top of my head.