It was a particularly painful weekend for hand-to-hand combat sports. Did someone's bone rip through their own skin for some fresh air? Yuuup®
. Let's explore.
In boxing, Canelo Alvarez defended his WBC middleweight title
by literally knocking the snot out of challenger Amir Khan (shown above). Khan, who was knocked out cold in the sixth round, moved up two weight divisions to fight Canelo, which proved to be just as bad of an idea as it sounds. Even an eight-year-old knows you fight down, not up. No third-grader would be dumb enough to pick a fight with a fifth grader... unless, of course, their name is Amir Khan.
Saturday was also a big night for the UFC, as Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski headlined UFC Fight Night 87. Clearly a fan of The Karate Kid
, Overeem delivered a Crane Kick-esque
blow to Arlovski's jaw to seal a second-round, knockout victory. The "badass of the night" award, however, went to lightweight Josh Emmett, who beat Jon Tuck despite suffering a compound fracture in his hand. Check out an up-close video of his injury here
. Keep in mind, it's just as utterly horrifying as you'd expect.
When will we see a crossover between UFC and boxing? Luckily for us, it could be sooner than later. MMA star Conor McGregor revealed a poster suggesting a fight with boxer Floyd Mayweather
, who didn't deny the possibility of a fight
. But which sport's equipment and rules would they abide by? Better make it a bare-knuckle brawl to the death... just to be fair.