• Two athletes at a regional MMA present in South Dakota caught the eye of the worldwide struggle media after an “unlawful and cruel” knockout.
  • With fighter Boston Salmon already falling to the ground, his opponent Shawn West took a run at him and threw a flying knee to his cranium.
  • The unconscious fighter, who was bleeding closely from the pinnacle, gained by disqualification.
  • You possibly can watch the footage beneath. WARNING: Viewer discretion is suggested.
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An MMA present Friday contained an “unlawful and cruel” kneecap strike to the cranium of an already downed opponent, and resulted in a disqualification win for the unconscious fighter.

Two American athletes, Boston Salmon and Shawn West, had been competing on the Legacy Combating Alliance 84 present within the state of South Dakota.

Within the second spherical, each males landed proper hook punches so highly effective that they took backward steps to regain their composure.

West regained his steadiness whereas Salmon fell to the ground.

In an obvious try to safe a conclusive end, West ran at Salmon and hit him with a flying knee when he was already down.

The strike, unlawful in blended martial arts, left Salmon immobile on the canvas, bleeding from the pinnacle.

You possibly can watch the footage beneath.

WARNING: Viewer discretion is suggested.

The transfer horrified MMA media.

The outstanding ESPN MMA journalist Ariel Helwani tweeted: “It would not get extra unlawful and cruel than this.”

Salmon, unconscious, gained the struggle by disqualification.

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