UFC Fighters React To William Knight’s Terrible Performance Against Marcin Prachnio

William Knight clocked in one of the worst performances we’ve seen in quite some time against Marcin Prachnio last night at UFC Fight Night 219 in Las Vegas and afterwards his fellow UFC fighters didn’t hesitate to roast him about it.

From the start it appeared that Knight had little interest in actually fighting and instead just stood around as Prachnio seemed reluctant to open up with punches and instead opted for a cautious, patient strategy, staying at range and landing leg kicks that gradually took a toll on ‘Knightmare’.

Despite his corner ranting at him inbetween rounds, Knight never picked up the pace or showed any urgency to try to get back into the fight, to the extent that the final stats after his unanimous decision loss showed that he’d landed only 8 strikes in the entire 15 minute encounter, including just one in the 2nd round.

Needless to say his peers in the UFC were not impressed by his performance.

“That’s what happens when your lil brother unplugs your controller in a game. And then throws it outside. And someone else takes the controller and runs away with it.” – Terrance McKinney

“Knight seemed like he was trying to get KO’ed. Prachnio essentially performed super-chill heavy-bag work here. Very odd from both fighters if I’m being honest.” – Kenny Florian

“This fight is so bad it became enjoyable.” – Ode Osbourne

“I hate both of them right now.” – Chris Curtis

“Wowwwww. Has a punch been thrown!?” – Cody Durden

“Knight left his offense at home! This is crazy!” – Walt Harris

“He must’ve had a bad protein shake or something.” – Belal Muhammad

“Bruhh this is embarrassing… not even trying to win. Why be in there???” – Jeff Molina

“This is such an odd and uncharacteristic performance by Knight. Knight and his corner are not in sync tonight. There’s a disconnect it seems.” – Alan Jouban

And meanwhile MMA journalists were also left bemused by what they were watching.

“Nice of the UFC to erect a statue of William Knight in the apex.” – Sean Sheehan (Severe MMA)

“Can the referee just take a point for inactivity?” – Damon Martin (MMAfighting.com)

This was the last thing that the 34-year-old Knight needed after having already lost his last two fights in a row heading into the fight.

To make matters worse, in the first of those fights Knight had come in a staggering 12lbs over the 206lb limit, which led to his next bout taking place at heavyweight, where he tipped the scales at a whopping 251lbs.

As such you have to wonder whether Knight’s future in the UFC may now be at risk, with the former Contender Series recruit’s overall record in the promotion now standing at just 3-4.

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