The fighter scored the fastest knockout in MMA history with a stunning head kick in just two seconds – but was accused of using a cheap trick to set up the stunning victory.
Luis Hernandez crushes Brian Topp with a head kick, easily defeats fastest knockdown in UFC history Fight fans say, secret trick before kick
An MMA fighter’s incredible two-second knockout win has been tainted by claims he used a secret technique to secure the win.
Luis Hernandez broke Brian Topp’s left leg just two seconds into their Titan FC 83 bout in Florida, knocking his opponent unconscious and taking another hit as he fell to the canvas as the referee stopped proceedings.
However, the Miami-based fighter landed the blow by confusing Tope as he held up his right hand in a sign that he wanted the gloves to touch in a customary salute, before withdrawing his hand and landing the killer shot.
Luis Hernandez knocked out Brian Topp next week with a head kick just two seconds into their fight Friday night in Florida.
However, fight fans believe the win was tainted because he lured his opponent by pretending to touch gloves (pictured) in a traditional fight greeting.
So when the knockout — which was officially but erroneously announced to come one second into the fight — beat the UFC record set by Jorge Masvidal when he starched Ben Askren in five seconds in 2019, some fight fans believe it should come with a big asterisk.
One fan tweeted, ‘Man too good to touch fake gloves.
‘The fake glove touch was a bit sneaky,’ agreed another.
‘Are we going to ignore that he baited with a gloved touch?’ A third wrote.
Hernandez’s professional record stands at three wins, no losses after the bout – but some fans believe he should have an asterisk next to his latest win.
Fighting out of Miami, the 26-year-old (pictured, left) competed at middleweight and welterweight, recording five straight wins as an amateur.
However, another MMA fan wrote: ‘All the guys in the comments talking about fake glove touches have never seen Luis Hernandez fight before. Dude starts every single fight with this same kick, get ready.’
While Hernandez’s technique before kicking went against the spirit of MMA fighting, he technically did not break any rules, proving that fighters are always told to defend themselves.
The victory took the 26-year-old’s professional record to three wins and he is unbeaten after five consecutive wins as an amateur.
Meanwhile, Topps’ record in knockouts fell to one win and five losses.
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