Remembering When An MMA Fighter 'Did The Undertaker' And Rose From Dead After Knockout
MMA fighter Doug Williams once rose up from a knockout like WWE Superstar The Undertaker and it might be one of the best techniques we've ever seen.
Williams was facing off against Scott Hope in the clash that was broadcast on Flo Combat back in 2017.
Hope dropped Williams with a swift one-two combination and was so convinced he'd won the match that he walked away with his arms raised in celebration.
'The Cobra' had hit the mat hard but it didn't stop him rising up and you can check it out below.
IS THAT CHRIS DAUGHTRY I HEAR? *It's not ovveeeerrrrrr* #BorderWars WATCH LIVE: https://t.co/B7uZupunrL pic.twitter.com/jbwaUpvfUG
- FloCombat (@FloCombat) May 7, 2017
Should you want to watch the full fight you can also check that out here.
The way that Williams rises from the mat without using his arms for leverage is similar to WWE legend The Undertaker's trademark sit-up.
Although it could be suggested the fight should have been stopped regardless, with Williams clearly out cold when he hit the floor.
Taker's sit-up has been a trademark throughout his WWE career which has spanned nearly three decades.
Playing into his 'Deadman' persona, he would rise from the ground usually after a move his opponent assumes finishes him off.
.@TheRock with the best damn response to The Undertaker's sit-up there ever was! #WWE
@WTPodcastUK @Keishamaze @McCoolMichelleL @TagMeInBro pic.twitter.com/qnr52qpFvu
- Aaron Rift of NoDQ.com (@aaronrift) April 21, 2018
Hope did manage to get Williams back down however and finish him off for the TKO victory.
Williams could not challenge the full powers of 'The Phenom' and rise up for the victory but it was still an impressive comeback.
A variety of MMA fighters have become using wrestling moves in their matches over the last few years.
One of the most popular crossovers involved a fighter finishing off their opponent with a 'Sweet Chin Music' populated by WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels.
The signature move, which involves kicking your opponent straight in the chin, was perfectly executed at Legacy Fighting Alliance 33 in Dallas last year.
The Flyweight fighter cued up the band and connected flush on Isaiah Gutierrez's chin, leaving him on the canvas before the referee waved the bout with 1:30 left of round three.
The Attitude Era seems to live on but not in a WWE ring, but in the octagon.