Most Ironic Ending In UFC History: The Winner Is...

The MMA Daily ScrapCorrespondent IJuly 6, 2009

With UFC 100 just days away, the MMA blogosphere is getting nostalgic.

From Bleacher Report to CagePotato, lists are all the rage: Greatest Fights. Greatest Comebacks. Greatest Submissions. Greatest Events.

Prepare yourselves, fight fans! The Daily Scrap is ready to throw our hat into the ring, with “The Most Ironic Ending in the History of the UFC“.

Now, before I describe the fight, I’m gonna preemptively strike all of you linguist fascists out there. I mean, why not? We are all still basking in a post-July 4th weekend in America.

Hipster cult author Dave Eggers, who recently penned the film, Away We Go, now playing nation wide, wrote a famous riff on abusers of the word “irony” in his seminal memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. After reading this piece, you might think I chose the wrong title and I’d probably agree with you, OK?

But before you talk shit, read Dave Eggers, or watch Reality Bites, or listen to any popular grunge band from the '90s. Everyone abuses the word “irony,” so there’s no reason to single me out if you think my usage is inappropriate.

That said: The most ironic ending to a fight in the history of the UFC is...drum roll please...Paul Varelans vs. Cal Worsham at UFC 6!

Take a look a the video clip, folks. The fight ends four separate times in a matter of seconds! First, Varelans appears to knock out Worsham with a series of vicious elbows. Worsham goes limp, falls, hits the canvas and wakes up, then immediately taps the canvas! There’s two for you! But wait, there’s more.

A second later, referee Big John McCarthy, who was pretty laissez-faire back in the day, rushes in to stop the fight, while at the same time Worsham’s corner throws in the towel! YES! Remember the days of towel throwing? Anyway, that’s either four separate endings, or just one big, ironic cluster-[sic]!

Or maybe it’s just unfortunate for Cal Worsham.