Ladies and gentleman, sit back and be disgusted, as you watch the dirtiest knock out in MMA history.
It is common practice in MMA for opponents to touch gloves at the beginning of a contest. However, while facing off at WBK 22 in China, Ibragim Khalilov did something which fighters around the world will surely be disgusted by.
Approaching Bakhtiyar Barotov in the centre of the octagon, Khalilov essentially faked a glove touch, before immediately ducking under his opponent’s outstretched hand and landing a vicious right hook.
Wow. Total cheap shot KO by "Ibragim." Faked the glove touch. WBK 22 pic.twitter.com/fFH6GO9B6L
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) January 7, 2017
It was a both a cheap and dirty move, but unfortunately, it is one that Ibragim will undoubtedly get away with. However, his reputation will certainly take permanent damage and going forward, it seems highly unlikely that any future opponent will ever touch gloves with him again.
It may have been one of the quickest knock outs in MMA history but it was certainly, the cheapest. Ibragim, take your win, go home, and hang your head in shame.