Step aside, Chris Clements. You now have company as owner, ahem, co-owner of the fastest recorded knockout in MMA history. Steve Ramirez (7-5) needed just 3 seconds to topple opponent Darven Wattree in his fight for "Pure Combat 9: Home Turf" this past weekend on July 25th. After refusing to touch gloves with Wattree and returning to his corner, Ramirez calmly came out, tossed a sweeping overhand right with ill intentions and found his mark. Wattree simultaneously dropped unconscious to the floor as well as to 2-3 in his pathetic fighting career. A loss like this to a guy of Ramirez's caliber does not bode well for future prospects, and while we hope Wattree is okay, we also hope he realizes he may need to look into another line of work.
Here's the clip:
And here's Clements' KO from "TKO 25":
I must say, Clements' KO is a little more entertaining for a few reasons. First, the footage is clearly better. No offense to the fan who captured Ramirez's KO, it's a job well done considering he's in the stands and using a home camera. But it doesn't get the up close shot we could've benefitted from. Secondly, what the hell was Lautaro Tucas doing? He sprinted at Clements with his hands by his side like a pansy, lept in the air with seemingly zero intention of doing anything, then wears a sledgehammer to his face and immediately has his lights turned off. Thricely, the finishing blows when he's clearly unconscious, thus bouncing his head up and down off the canvas, are a terrific watch.
Perhaps Tucas and Wattree should fight each other with the loser being forced into the retirement and the winner being forced into retirement anyway. Both of these guys suck. I actually just knocked out both of them as I posted this blog entry and I didn't even have to get up off the couch.
The one thing that bothers me about the Ramirez KO is that he refused to touch gloves with Wattree. What a bag of douche. As if it's that hard. I know Ramirez touched gloves with him when they first got to the center of the cage, but who does that anyway? You typically do it after the referee instructs you to do so, so figure it out. You've had 12 fights now, make an adjustment. You're not Brock Lesnar and you're not in UFC. You're fighting for Pure Combat 9, which nobody really cares about. So stop being a loser and just touch the guys gloves when you're supposed to instead of showing him up when he made the gesture after receiving your instructions.
But anyway, which of these record breaking KO's is your favorite? Sound off...