Mixed martial arts color commentator, Joe Rogan, may not be present at UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver, Colorado last week, but he was part of the millions of MMA enthusiasts who witnessed a what could be the most stunning and most dramatic finish in UFC history.
Just like every MMA fan, Rogan was filled with awe when Yair Rodriguez delivered an unbelievable knockout of Chan Sung Jung in the final second of their featherweight bout.
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One For The Books
CSJ welcomed Rodriguez back in the Octagon after taking a time off the sport for more than a year. ‘Korean Zombie’ and ‘El Pantera’ went to an all-out war in the main event of the UFC Fight Night 139 inside the Pepsi Center in Denver Colorado for the promotion’s 25th anniversary.
Coming into the final frame, the South Korean paw can already smell the blood in the water as he was leading three rounds to one in judges’ scorecards. In fact, he was just one second away from a hard-earned victory, but Rodriguez managed to pull off a miraculous stunt in that very small time frame.
At 4:59 mark in the fifth, a bloodied Rodriguez launched a nasty elbow to the chin to put the ‘Korean Zombie’ to sleep, much to the surprise of fight spectators inside the arena. The victory was sweeter as ‘El Pantera’ took home the Fight of the Night bonus and the Performance of the Night honours.
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Rodriguez’s incredible no-look elbow knockout of Korean Zombie has left many fans in shock. This, of course, includes Rogan, who was calling the shots in his podcast during the fight alongside Brendan Schaub and Eddie Bravo. The UFC pay-per-view commentator yelled in disbelief after seeing the madness unfolded at UFC Denver main event. Check out his reactions in the video below.
“Ohh! He flatlined him! Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god that was insane. Woooow! That was insane! Oh my god. He’s still out. Look at him. Wow!”
Rodriguez has thanked his fans for their support and has paid tribute to the ‘Korean Zombie’ in a lengthy social media post the day after their classic showdown.
“I’m very happy to be able to have my job and my loved ones with me. I’m very happy to have your support and I hope it remains that way. I hope you guys liked the fight, right now I’m here (at the hospital) about to take X-rays of my feet and nose. My respects to ‘Korean Zombie,’ he’s a warrior and I send him all my respect, love and appreciation and to his team as well. Greetings to all the people in Korea, God bless,” said the Mexican fighter.
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