Alex Ovechkin is already considered of the greatest hockey players of all-time, but his brutal first-period knockout of Andrei Svechnikov was one of those rare highlights that transcended hockey.
Monday night, 21 minutes after Ovechkin’s do-si-do, the UFC — a multi-billion-dollar MMA enterprise — commented on Ovechkin’s fight on Twitter.
You know what they say…
“Precision beats power, and timing beats speed.” https://t.co/DIVeG9guz9
— UFC (@ufc) April 16, 2019
Svechnikov asked Ovechkin to fight despite giving up nearly 40 pounds to the Russian machine. Ovechkin landed three consecutive rights for, as the UFC calls it, the finish.
“You know what they say… ‘Precision beats power, and timing beats speed,’” the UFC said.
The quote is from the UFC’s former double champion, Conor McGregor.
— Allthingsmma (@thenotorious_ma) April 16, 2019