It’s one thing when trying to get into your opponents head and then there is actually taking a kick to the head.
David “One More” Round learned this the hard way at Superior Challenge 14 – Stockholm last month in Sweden. Round was matched up against Sadibou Sy and as you can see from the weigh-in video above, Round got the mind games going early getting right in Sy’s face with a few words to say (at 2:00 of the weigh-in video). Round flipped the middle finger to Sy, who cracked a smile through all of it surely couldn’t wait for them to step into the cage.
It didn’t take long for Sy to get his revenge on Round for the weigh-in antics as they exchanged standing up. Round then put his hands down and stuck his head out taunting Sy to hit him and that is exactly what Sy did. Sy connected with a vicious head kick that sent Round down to the mat causing the referee to jump in and call an end to the bout at 41 seconds of the very first round. However, once Sy connected with the kick and put Round down, he knew it was over as he walked away just looking at his downed opponent.
David “One More” Round holds a 15-19 professional MMA record and is on a three-fight losing streak. His last win was over Sean Carter at BCMMA – British Challenge MMA 14 back in February where he won by KO in the first round.
Sadibou Sy holds a 5-2 professional MMA record. Prior to the bout with Round, Sy lost by TKO to Zauri Maisuradze at SFN 1 – Scandinavian Fight Nights, which bumped him off a three-fight winning streak.
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