If you are a fan of Muay Thai or Kickboxing then you have probably come across a man by the name of Yi Long in your YouTube searches for fights.
Yi Long is billed as a “Shaolin Monk” and a great warrior. None of that can actually be verified. If his name sounds really familiar it is because he has a win over Buakaw Banchamek because of a decision that was highway robbery.
For those that have never seen a Yi Long fight before, he likes to do this thing called the Iron Chin. He puts his hands down and takes a few hits that make him seem invincible and crowds eat it up. The problem with this is that you better really have a cast iron chin to pull off a stunt like that.
Not only is it a disrespectful taunt of your opponent, you can most certainly bet that he will be looking to unload on you with the heaviest punch or kick he can unleash.
In Yi Long’s fight with Josh Pickthall things did not go exactly as planned for the so called “Shaolin Monk”.
Yi Long was goos enough to go the distance with Buakaw twice.
In Yi Long’s fight against Pickthall things were close. Long wasn’t pulling away or dominating, if anything Pickthall had tagged him with some good shots. Despite this the man felt that he could simply put his hands down in front of Pickthall, take a few punches and show off the “Iron Chin”.
Why? Who knows, maybe he really believes he is invincible.
Well as we said, it didn’t end well. Pickthall lit him up with a three piece combo and he fell like a sack of potatoes. Pickthall even had a few choice words for Long as he lay unconscious on the canvas.
In all honesty when a fighter is being cocky and disrespectful like this it is great to see them get knocked out. Check out the knockout below and let us know what you think.