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Anthony Johnson gets robbed

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.

  • JoshMan

    Tommy Speer just might not belong quite yet. He got smoked last night and destroyed by a natural 155er last time. As far as Johnson is concerned, fuck him. Clementi chocked him out and any decent jiu-jitsu player will too. The knockout was dope though.

  • godzillad

    Everyone just feels bad for Irvin. Worst luck ever between fluke knee injuries, falling though the cage, getting KOed by Mike Kyle, illegal knees. I was waiting for the roof to fall on him during his ring intro last night.

  • Xenicore

    He knocked the guy out in 10 seconds. What more do you want? :) And yeah, Irvin has one sad story this year.

  • Jose Bastillo

    It had nothing to do with “favoritism”. That’s just shotgun hyperbole.

    Irvin tied the record for quickest KO, that can’t be over looked. If there were a legit way of making a “most brutal” KO record, then maybe Anthony could of got it but that record just doesn’t exist and would be impossible to measure.

    Maybe they should of gave them both a bonus, like they gave Stephan and Forrest contracts…?

  • fightlinker

    Well, it’s KO of the night, not fastest ko. And the KO of the night was most definitely Johnson’s. You put them side by side and there’s no comparison.

  • HexRei


    Well, it’s KO of the night, not fastest ko. And the KO of the night was most definitely Johnson’s. You put them side by side and there’s no comparison.

    So you pointed out that “fastest” is not necessarily the primary criterion, so what is? All it says is “KO of the Night”, what are you judging your KO’s by? Maybe Dana actually does think “KO of the Night” is judged by the fastest, or most decisive, or hard KO punch, or some other factor.

  • Dangerfield

    Well the fastest KO is gonna go down in the record books if its a tie or not. Johnson beating up Tommy Speer isn’t

  • fightlinker

    That’s the whole point. It’s not about the length of the fight. It’s about the KO. Yeah, the fact that Irvin knocked Alexander out so fast was impressive, but it’s not as impressive as the KO Johnson let out. They’ll be showing Johnson’s KO for months, while I very much doubt you’ll ever see Irvin’s outside of his own highlight reel. Why? Because it wasn’t that impressive.

  • kermit.01

    Whats more impressive knocking out Tommy, or knocking out Huston? Answer Houston..

    Whats more impressive knocing Tommy out after a few minutes or knocking Houston out after 8 seconds?
    Answer Houston after 8 seconds.

    A knock out of Houston after 8 seconds is more impressive then kocking out some guy with ZERO stand up after a couple of minutes, no matter how rocked Tommy was.

  • fightlinker

    How is knocking Houston out more impressive? Houston proved his chin sucked against Thiago Silva. Everyone was just too busy busting his balls over his ground game to notice that too.

  • Dangerfield

    Guys we all know why he Johnson didn’t get KO of the night….. he has an oddly shaped head.

  • fightlinker

  • Stellar53

    all I hear is blah blah blah blah blah blah

  • maafaka

    the Johnson’s ko was mos def THE KO of the who says otherwise must be blind [lucky punch Vs total anihilation] PLUS we got the cherry on top when another farm boy is going down….
    Oh and to JoshMan:
    Johnson was throwing clementi around like a rag doll when he got caught by a tricky vet.No shame bout that.So stop bitchin.
    i reckon Johnson will be a force in this Div.

  • frickshun

    I was thoroughly impressed w/Rumble. Not the picking apart a guy who is not even WEC caliber. But his athleticism is off the charts. If he really does have some rasslin & can avoid subs, he will devastate some more 170 lbers soon!

  • JoeRoganIsAnAss

    I’ve already watched it 3 times in a row… brutal.

  • scorchamatic

    meh. i think irving deserved it. the fact that he tied for quickest knockout in the ufc’s history is pretty fucking impressive. he deserved it.

  • Cecil’s Peeps

    Damn someone stole Tony’s bike

  • Popetastic

    It was the most dynamic and devestating KO of the night. Houston was TKOd based on referee discretion. Speer was absolutely knockout out on his feet. The fight ended with him sitting on his own ankle, completely out of it. That is a real KO.

    There’s a difference between a KO and a TKO. To steal a line from George Carlin, let’s just try to pay attention to the language we’ve all agreed upon.

  • kermit.01

    Lets do it like this– Tommy is a level 2 fighter on a scale from 1 to 10, Huston is a level 6 fighter on a scale from 1 to 10. Huston has good standup, good defence, and is a good ‘stand up’ fighter.

    Tommy—isn’t. He’s a wrestler, who was going to go out there and wrestle, even after getting tanked the first 2 times he didn’t pull back and put his hands up, he continued to lazly fall foward with his arms out hoping to grab a leg, while continuing to get hit.

    I’m convinced just about any fighter with average standup could knock out Tommy, while to knock out Houston is more of an accomplishment.

  • cyph

    You gotta take into consideration level of competition. Yeah, any fighter could KO me spectacularly, but that doesn’t make it KO of the night. Tommy Spear

  • fightlinker

    No one took the level of competition into consideration when Lytle got the KO award for beating a UFC virgin. That’s up there for when Din Thomas got sub of the night for subbing another UFC virgin. Hmm, see a trend? Dana’s lame friends getting the bonus money/