A downed Demetrious Johnson was dropped with a knee on ONE on TNT 1.
ONE Championship has had an thrilling first card on TNT however possibly not in the best way they have been hoping. They stacked their card with their greatest American stars, Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson, hoping to deliver followers from the US to their product. Alvarez bought DQ’ed within the first combat, that means that Johnson, who was the “primary occasion” of the cardboard towards Adriano Moraes, was ONE Championship’s final finest hope to present American followers a giant second to recollect. In spite of everything, it was for the ONE Championship flyweight championship, and what higher strategy to usher in new American followers than having one of many biggest of his period with their title?
Then Johnson ate a knee whereas on the bottom, and that was all she wrote.
For many American followers, they’ll see a sequence like that and assume, “Hey, isn’t that unlawful?” and the reply can be sure. In organizations in america, just like the UFC and Bellator, touchdown a knee to a downed opponent is unlawful. In ONE Championship and RIZIN, it’s not. Frankly, the rule is reasonably foolish as you possibly can legally throw a knee into an individual’s face whereas standing. So there’s actually no good purpose to not permit it in each circumstance.
Should you watch the sequence, the complete end was unbelievable. It was brutal, certain, nevertheless it was brutal in a means that’s totally stunning. Moraes was so expert in how he arrange Johnson after which to ship a flawless knee that completed the combat actually simply put a stamp on the combat and on Moares career-making win.
It didn’t go Johnsons’ means, however followers who tuned in have been going to be mesmerized with the strike.
Kneeing a downed opponent shouldn’t be banned in america, not with how violent the game already is. Moraes’ win over Johnson confirmed the dramatic and spectacular qualities that permitting knees to a downed opponent may do. Which is an efficient factor for ONE Championship, as a result of it permits them to supply one thing completely totally different on American tv than what Bellator, UFC, and the others supply.