I fancy myself a bit of a head kick connoisseur. So yeah, I slightly enjoyed myself Saturday night during the main event of UFC on FX 7 in Sao Paulo, when Vitor Belfort thwarted Michael Bisping's latest title aspiration with a single dome-side shinbone.
Once the smoke had cleared and the custodians stood quietly push-brooming away the roasted ants, I realized I was involuntarily stroking my beard, which is how bearded men think.
Sure, I mused, Belfort's kick was terrific. But it was merely the latest confection during this truly memorable 12-month run. It's been quite a stretch lately. An excellent vintage. And I, for one, want to drink in the aroma. The feet aroma.
Here are the top 10 best head-kick knockouts from January 2012 to January 2013. And if you think you know the full list going in, you may want to read anyway.