There are technically no knockouts in MMA as there are in boxing – there is no ten count. However, sometimes a fighter goes out for ten, sometimes longer. At UFC Fight Night 108, Mike Perry hit Jake Ellenberger with an elbow and ‘The Juggernaut’ went out not for seconds, but for minutes. It was Ellenberger’s second T/KO loss in a row, and the third in five fights.
“I knew that’s all he wanted, was the right hand,” said Perry after the fight, as transcribed by Shaun Al-Shatti for MMA Fighting. “I was setting up the elbows and the left hooks to counter that, that overhand right, and that’s what finished the fight for me. So, I was never worried about his power.
“I think he was taking too long to get back to me, man. Maybe it’s time for him to hang up the gloves. I’d be happy to be his last fight. Maybe he’ll come back and beat somebody up, I don’t know.”
“I don’t think I’m the guy who’s going to be the first dude to kill somebody in the UFC. I think that I have clean knockouts, and with a clean knockout, people go to sleep, but then they wake up and they’ll heal up, they’ll be fine. People do this, we get hit everyday. I’ve seen bad knockouts before. If that were to happen, man, I always pray for my protection and their protection, but I pray for victory too. I’ve got to win, so that’s how I win. That’s how I do it.”
“I said … I’m going to do things and use my imagination to do stuff that nobody’s done or been doing, and that’s what I did tonight. I came out there and I tried to kick him right in the face in the first round. I did everything I said I wanted to do tonight, everything I said after the fight, everything I did after the fight.”
“So, the rest of you that do this everyday who ain’t doing it with me, I’m coming for you and you’re probably coming for me. We’re in each other’s way. You know I’m climbing to the top. I’ve seen Tyron Woodley on many occasions and I think he believes in me. He thinks I’m coming to see him, and I am.”