During last Wednesday night's (Nov. 6, 2013) UFC Fight Night 31: "Fight For The Troops 3" event, which went down from Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Bobby Green picked up his sixth straight win (2-0 UFC) in one of the most bizarre finishes of this year.
The former Strikeforce lightweight contender ended James Krause's eight-fight winning streak by delivering a crushing body kick to the pelvis, forcing Krause to crumble flat on the canvas in visible pain.
See the evidence for yourself here.
While many fight fans perceived the kick to be a low blow, referee John McCarthy felt otherwise and put a halt to the action and awarded Green the technical knockout (TKO) victory.
"I thought it was a clean shot. The first two were definitely low. That other one was right on the border. I heard Joe (Rogan) saying the foot hit the cup, it hit the top of the cup. Who knows? I thought it was right on the border. I think that shot was more body that hurt him than the actual cup. But I didn't get kicked either."
The kick came shortly after Green delivered back-to-back low blows on Krause which forced a point deduction from Big John.
But apparently the third and final one was all legal.
In response to some negative backlash Krause was receiving claiming he was putting on an act and trying to sell an illegal kick, he posted this picture and comment to his Twitter account:
For all you guys saying I was faking and it was on the "belt line." I'm a lot of things but a liar isn't one. pic.twitter.com/Q25pHkIu97— James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) November 7, 2013
Green offered to grant Krause a rematch, citing he preferred the fight not to end in the fashion that it did.
And given the fact that UFC matchmakers have staged instant rematches recently for fights that ended controversially (see Abel Trujillo vs. Roger Bowling and Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard), it's likely we'll see these two talented 155-pounders go at it once again very soon.
Did you agree with McCarthy's call?