Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE
Aaron Simpson has been a moderately successful UFC fighter these past few years, but there has always been one prevailing knock on him—he rarely finishes fights.
Hoping to get the monkey off his back, Simpson entered his UFC on FX 5 contest against Mike Pierce looking to score not only a victory, but a finish as well.
The "A-Train" came out guns blazing, taking the fight to his overwhelmed foe in the bout's opening frame. After landing several big punches and executing a powerful slam, it was only the bell ending Round 1 that stopped Simpson from achieving his objective.
When the fighters returned for second-round action, Simpson continued to hunt his wounded prey. It seemed that an end was inevitably drawing nearer, a big knockout only moments away.
And then it happened. Only it was Pierce scoring the big finish, not Simpson.
A massive right hand from Pierce sent a stunned Simpson to his knees and the stunned crowd to its feet.
The comeback may not have been Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami or Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry, but Pierce's knockout still ranks pretty high on the meter of things unlikely to happen.
A very memorable knockout.