I was playing EA Sports “Fight Night” and “UFC” with my boys on PS4 the other day and couldn’t get over how graphic and realistic the knockouts looked. So after a few more ass kickings for the night, I decided to look at old fight content to try and find where these incredible designers and developers found their inspiration.
After a little research, I was surprised to learn that the designers had nothing on the real thing and that fiction truly does imitate reality. Check out some of my favorite KNOCKOUT photos:
November 12, 2011, Las Vegas,Nevada — Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr.(L) scores an 8th round TKO over Joel Casamayor at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. — Photo Credit : Chris Farina – Top Rank (no other credit allowed) copyright 2011
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JANUARY 14: Edson Barboza (L) knocks out Terry Etim (R) with a spinning back kick in a lightweight bout during UFC 142 at HSBC Arena on January 14, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)