MMA photography is great. A really good picture from a fight is always great to see for any fight fan. Fighters Only have a regular feature called the money shot which had some amazing fight pictures in it. Inspired by that, another new blog feature that I plan to do regularly is this one…. The Hall of Pain.
One of my favourite types of “MoneyShot” and the first featured in Hall of Pain is dedicated to the headkick KO. For fighters, I would imagine the feeling of landing a beautiful KO kick on your opponents swede has gotta be right up there with one of the greatest natural highs!
As a fan (or a fighter that has never actually KO’d anyone ever) the closest you get to that is either seeing the fight live or (sometimes just as good) seeing the KO moment cpatured forever in that perfect picture: Taken just as the foot/shin is buried in some poor dudes (or dudette, the girls get kicked in the head too) face. This type of picture always causes a reaction in me… the first normally being “that’s gotta hurt!” swiftly followed by “that is awesome”.
Here’s a little gallery of some quality head kick KO pics – ENJOY!.
(Click them to view them in a larger size.)