For sure, but I guess what I’m saying is that I’m more impressed by guys who land big KO shots that are supposed to be big KO shots than I am odd strikes that are unlikely to work again. If I look at stuff like the Price KO from the bottom, or the Holland KO of Jacare from his back, or someone getting knocked out by an up-kick…I don’t go as crazy for those as other guys do. They’re incredibly fun to watch, and make for a great highlight, but I always prefer the KO’s that are a really clean technique over the weird shit.
Like, I think Barboza’s wheel kick KO of Etim is one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen, and was much more impressive to me than Buckley’s spinning kick KO, or Uriah Hall’s spinning kick KO that was thrown to the friggin body, but Mousasi fucked up and leaned his fucking chin right into it.
I understand why people would like Yair’s, but I’m more impressed by the guy landing a huge KO shot that he might be able to repeat. My all time favorite KO is Franklin vs Quarry. Nothing fancy, just picture perfect technique and timing, and he fucking detonated him with one clean shot.