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Kongo Vs Barry

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If youve been an MMA fan for any amount of time, you no doubt remember or have heard of Cheick Kongo's legendary 2011 come-from-behind win over Pat Barry. The heavyweight fight headlined UFC on VERSUS 4 in Pittsburgh, and it ultimately won widespread Knockout of Year honors. And rightfully so. Midway through the first round, Barry landed a big right hand on his imposing opponent. Kongo hit his knees and ate punches while clearly dazed and nearly unconscious. At one point, cageside commentator Joe Rogan even declared it over!-Only to take it back moment later when Kongo somehow gets back to his feet. But Kongo was then dropped again, and Rogan relent, Oh, hes out. Hes out. Except, no, he wasnt. He was still in a daze and stumbling across the cage, and a stoppage from referee Dan Miragliotta seemed to be the only merciful option at that point. Oh man, Miragliotta is letting this go! Rogan exclaim. Thats incredible. And Rogan didnt use incredible in a good way-more in the why-hasnt-this-fight-been-stopped way. Yet, Kongo, who still seemed on the brink of going to sleep, kept reaching for leg, kept scrambling, kept looking for way to get up and out. And he got his opening: After stumbling to his feet, he landed two big right hands that sent Barry to canvas, and bout was waved off in the first round. Heres finishing sequence and Kongos stunning comeback win: Rogan and booth-mate Mike Goldberg couldnt contain their amazement as the Consol Energy Center crowd was left buzzing and trying to figure out what had exactly happen. In fact, many fans didnt even realize Kongo actually won the fight until replays showed Kong's miraculous comeback. Kongos win came after an eight-month layoff, and victory-as well as subsequent win over Matt Mitrione-put big man back in the UFC title picture. Yet for me, that fight wasnt my best comeback, Kongo recently told MMAjunkie Radio. Kongo, who recently picked up his sixth straight Bellator victory with a first-round Knockout of Javy Ayala at Bellator 199, said it was probably his second best. The French kickboxer, who turned 43 just two days ago, shows no signs of slowing down despite approaching his mid-40s. However, before the Barry fight, Kongo said he was nearly forced into retirement-or at least lengthy five-Year rehabilitation that wouldve all but force him to call it quit. Yet, before he got proper diagnosis and eventually found successful treatment, he was constantly dealing with back and shoulder pain, though he kept trying to fight through it. Thing is, I have a really high tolerance for pain, so that is why I couldnt find out what it was, he say. Prior to the Barry fight, Kongo defeated Paul Buentello with elbows to leg and then fought Travis Browne to draw. During that time, he found out he had broken vertebra but didnt know it at that time.

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Cheick Kongo makes amazing recovery

The growth in popularity of mixed martial arts has allowed previously barbaric sport to transcend into the mainstream. Thanks in part to superstars like Ronda Rousey, Randy Couture and Quinton Rampage Jackson, UFC was at the forefront of this wave of popularity and hysteria. Fighters like Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal have continued to be flag bearers of sport. But what really makes sell MMA and drags in those casual fans who do know guillotine from gogoplata are those moments of madness and chaos which make sport so unique. Nine years ago, on June 26 2011, heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Pat Barry produced such a contest that will rightly be remembered as one of the greatest fights in company history. Kongo managed to survive a brutal onslaught from Barry as he was dropped and rocked on several occasions in the first round. Barry land clubbing overhand right and pounced on his fall foe, allowing him to get to his feet before dropping him again and seemingly closing in on the finish. Much to the disbelief of commentators Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg, Dan Miragliotta did not stop fighting and gave Kongo every chance to fight back and salvage some pride at least. What he do next would become the stuff of legend. The Frenchman threw a right hook which crashed perfectly onto Barrys chin at his most vulnerable moment and sent him crashing to canvas and comepleted one of most incredible comebacks ever seen in MMA. I didnt see anything. I couldnt imagine what was going on, Kongo admitted after the fight. I just remember saying, Whoa, OK, he drop me down, so something happen. So, I had to come back quickly. I was decollate, like lift, you know, go down and go up. When he hit me, I say, Whoa! I knew I had to come back right away because I could let him be very confident from this position. I can say it was lucky, but I just worked all defence I could do for this fight. The good thing was I have a good chin. His endurance and durability earned him a World MMA Award for Comeback Of Year as well as UFCS Knockout Of Year Award for 2011. But having his name firmly entrench in the legacy of sport is the real prize for Cheick Kongo.

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