If you missed UFC 218 this past Saturday, do yourself a favor and go watch it from start to finish. It featured nine violent finishes, four absolute wars, and one knockout of the year contender. That last one came thanks to up and coming heavyweight sensation Francis Ngannou, who put Alistair Overeem into low orbit with an uppercut from hell. Watch this:
The moment was caught perfectly by UFC photographer Josh Hedges and spread like wildfire across the internet.
And of course because people on the internet are willing to make fun of anything including a decorated mixed martial artist getting badly knocked out for their entertainment, there are now tons of photoshops of the moment.
‘Shoops’ are a time honored tradition in the combat sports world, and we imagine Alistair Overeem getting cracked by Ngannou is going to take its place amongst Faceplant Pacquiao and Headkick Rousey as one of the greatest of all time. Fortunately, Overeem is one tough dude and has already checked in to let us know he’s fine. We have no doubt we’ll see him back in the cage soon, possibly turning some other unfortunate fighter into the next hot meme with his own heavy hands.