We scour the sport to find the HOLY F@$%ING S#!@ moments from across the globe.
At Phoenix FC 1 in Overland Park, Kansas on November 1, 2014 flyweight Tyler Stokes tapped Jesse Thacher with an unholy spladle/knee bar combo you have never seen in the cage before. A spladle is a split/leg cradle from wrestling. So this is sort of split/leg cradle/knee bar, borrowing pain from multiple combat sports.
One of the former owners of the dominant and defining league in mixed martial arts was asked once to define the power of the sport.
“… there’s the holy s*** factor,” he explained. “Actually, they said ‘the holy f***ing s*** factor.’ It happens at every fight. At least one or two times in every show, whether you say it out loud or you say it to yourself, you go, ‘holy s*** did that just happen?’ I mean, you might see somebody do a flip, get kicked in the head, get knocked out with a punch. At some point, you’re going ‘whoah, did that just happen? Did I really just see that?’ That’s the nucleus of what our product is.”