Who was the first to do a superman punch in mma?

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  1. D241

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    I'm thinking the first time I saw it was when GSP did it. Anyone do it before him?
     
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    Not sure but the first one that I remember finishing a fight was Gonzaga vs Jordan at UFC 56.
     
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    I don't know to be honest. All I remember is GSP being the one that caught my attention with it.
     
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    I always thought it was superman...

    My whole life is a lie
     
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    Has superman ever done a superman punch? There's the question
     
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    Has donkey from Shrek ever done a donkey punch? I'd donkey punch princess fiona.


    Well before she got fat and green at least.
     
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    Just spent 16 minutes of my life trying to find video of this. Installed a divx player for nothing.
     
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    Has Superman done a GSP punch, that's the question.
     
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    I was at this fight! UFC 36 at the start of the 4th round Hughes throws one.
    At 20:30 on the video
     
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    Get Splinty to make a ouija board function and we'll ask him over group chat
     
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    Aaron Riley in one of his fights against Yves Edwards in Hook n Shoot.
     
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    Fucking Awesome MMAHAWK!! Love how you knew that!
     
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    Dennis Hallman before you all were born
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    UFC 36
    Worlds Collide
    March 22, 02
    Hughes vs Sakurai

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    UCC 7
    January 25, 02
    GSP vs Ivan Menjivar
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    chuck norris. he named it after the first man to die from it.
     
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    So it was GSP after all?
     
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    I can't say anybody's name with certainty. I'll rely on old school buffs like DA cofty and Crowbar to answer
     
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    No!

    But before we answer, lets look to the BEST superman punch..Kenny "I Finish Fights" Florian:


    View: http://i.imgur.com/TM9CGfP.gifv


    The earliest mma superman punch I am aware of is, of course, El Guapo:

    UFC 20 , May 7 1999

    The angle is not the best, but that's Bas feinting, switching, leaving the ground...


    Freezeframe:

    Basfirstsuperman punch.png

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    Kevin Randleman vs Bas Rutten_视频在线观看 - 56.com

    Start at 28:00

    If anyone has fightpass, maybe you can get us a highres gif out of it :)
     
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    While I think Bas' punch is debatable, your post definitely is a good contributing one. Interesting stuff.
     
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    I was waiting for this due to the angle.
    Its a feint left, stiffenen, leap with the right. Its identical to one of the gifs above. So I'll challenge someone to tell me what he's doing if its not a superman punch. A
    nd I think is only a topic of conversation because I have a grainy link and footage only of the back instead of the high res items above. It happens when you are the first so long ago ;)
     
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    I'm going to see if I can get Bas to directly answer this. Stephen Quadros is my in, that dude is HELLA nice and super cool, very friendly.
     
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    By all means! This is an important piece if MMA history


    But just wacth that video at 28:00 ,5 times and tell me its not a super man punch ;)
     
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    How awesome would it be that Stephen Quadros invented the term ground n pound(did he also coin the term lay and pray??), and his commentary tag team buddy Bas Rutten the first to do a superman punch in mma.
     
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