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The 'Craziest Fight In UFC History' Also Produced The Greatest Comeback, Still A Legendary Moment

Nasir Jabbar

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The 'Craziest Fight In UFC History' Also Produced The Greatest Comeback, Still A Legendary Moment

Cheick Kongo's stunning victory over Pat Barry is still regarded as one of the greatest comebacks in UFC history.

Kongo scored a massive knockout win at UFC Live: Kongo vs. Barry after surviving not one but TWO brutal knockdowns in the first round.

Barry dropped Kongo with a looping right hand, then immediately jumped on him and landed some devastating strikes with referee Dan Miragliotta watching on - but refusing to stop the heavyweight bout.

Kongo got back to his feet, but was dropped for a second time with another crushing right hand and did the chicken dance.

Once again, Kongo persisted and then threw a desperation uppercut that snatched victory in an unbelievable moment.

The towering-Frenchman admitted he didn't see anything when he was inside the Octagon.

"I didn't see anything. I couldn't imagine what's going on," he said.

"I just remember saying, 'Whoa, OK, he dropped me down, so something happened.' So, I had to come back quickly.

"I was decollated (decapitated), like the lift - you know, go down and go up. When he hit me, I said, 'Whoa!' I knew I had to come back right away because I can't let him be very confident from this position.

"I can say it was lucky, but I just worked all the defence I could do for this fight. The good thing was I have a good chin."

Speaking in 2018, Kongo also revealed that his come-from-behind victory over Barry wasn't his greatest comeback: "For me, that fight wasn't my best comeback."

What a fight. A legendary UFC moment.

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Topics: UFC

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