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Real Quick, Retro Pick: Shonie Carter referees double KO

Shonie Carter with the priceless reaction to the double knockout

Today Evan Shoman and I spoke to Shonie Carter on our Crimson Canvas Podcast, and it got me thinking about a classic video. Back in 2008 at an event called Legends of Fighting, Tyler Bryan and Shaun Parker were fixing to make their debut, and Shonie was charged with referee duties.  Who knew we were about to witness a double ko.

Nobody could have anticipated what happened next. Eight seconds into their fight, both fighters landed big shots, sending them both to the canvas in a heap.  It was a double knockout, and Shonie’s reaction was nothing short of amazing.  His mind was fully blown.  Check it out.

Shonie said, “That was crazy! I didn’t want to referee because I didn’t get paid for that. I didn’t even want to go.”  He ended up being part of one of the most memorable moments in MMA.