So, two guys climbed into the octagon a year ago in Houston. One of them landed 21 (or so) consecutive punches to win by technical knockout in the very first round of the fight, about as much of a massacre as you can get.
Saturday they are fighting again – a big rematch. Except, virtually no one thinks the guy who landed the 21 in a row will win. Everyone believes the guy who received the 21 punches, winding up flat on his back trying to tap out, will dominate.
Anything can happen, of course. Especially in mixed martial arts. Anyone can land a lucky punch, but 21 of them?
Can a 21-punch knockout mean absolutely nothing at all?
Apparently yes, because despite the enduring image of Georges St. Pierre getting pummeled by Matt Serra, you won't find too many people willing to give Serra even a puncher's chance in their rematch Saturday.
"I think that's obvious," laughed Serra this week. "I'm a huge underdog. Maybe not as huge as last time … "
Actually, he may be. And that's saying somethingRead More »from Serra ready to shock the world twice