Real or mock battles recorded in history has their share of cocky fighters getting their instant comeuppance early in the fight. MMA as a form of unarmed combat competition although fairly new has a number of such instant fights already along its history.
These fighters were so sure of themselves and overconfident, as per the recorded footages of their preliminary faceoffs during weigh-ins and after press conferences. Their bravado firing up the fans, who typically wait for the actual fight in states of heightened anticipation.
Most of them live up to their swaggering satisfying the fans’ thirst for a good fight, but many were KO’d early in the fight. Fans in disappointment remember these conquests for a long time, not because of the champions but because of the shameful downfall of the cocky fighters who became losers.