When is a Crescent Kick Knockout Not a Crescent Kick Knockout?
First of all, what Barry actually attempted was an "outside crescent kick" not an inside crescent kick. The difference is the inside crescent swings in front of you from outside to inside hitting with the inner portion of the foot, while the outside crescent swings from inside to outside striking with the outer edge of the foot. The fact is, neither kick's ever proven that successful in full contact competition and seem to have originally been developed for warmups and stage performances. And while it appears Barry was attempting to execute the outside crescent kick, he never actually got that far. As he swung his leg upwards to start the kick, his shin caught Benson directly under the chin and that's what knocked him out. So MMA will, sadly, have to keep waiting for a true crescent kick KO.
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