Mark Hunt has only been KO’d twice in 50 fights, and is generally known for having one of the hardest motherfucking chins in the world. We’re talking about a guy who ate a Crocop kick to the head and shrugged it off like it was no big deal. So imagine my surprise when Melvin Manhoef, a dude who weighs over 100 pounds less than Hunt, managed to take Hunt out in 18 seconds with two punches!
Here’s how it went: Manhoef started quickly and tried to circle Hunt, Hunt cut Manhoef off and bum rushed him into a corner. But on the way in Melvin fired off two bombs that smashed into Hunt’s jaw, dropping the big Samoan. On the replay you could see the damage: the first one probably stunned him but the second one went straight through Hunt’s jaw to jiggle the fat on the back of his neck. I have to imagine it wasn’t just Melvin’s rock hard hands that did the trick … you also had 300 pounds moving forward at god knows how many miles an hour.
All in all, another shocking finish to a night full of them. Now if only Melvin can work his way up to blue belt in jiu jitsu and maybe he’ll be a force to be reckoned with. As for Mark Hunt, this is loss #4 in a row in MMA. Perhaps he should stick with kickboxing, although after seeing that knockout….
This has been a bad year for all the fighters I loved from 5 years ago.