When we look at exciting, highlight-reel knockouts, its easy to forget that theres someone on the wrong end of them.
Sometimes, though, we get stark reminders.That was the case at Saturdays UFC Fight Night 123, when a vicious knee by Marlon Moraes landed flush on Aljamain Sterlings chin after 67 seconds. While the perfectly-timed blow made for one eye-popping sight, the awe turned into apprehension as Sterling lay on the mat for minutes before leaving on a stretcher.Sterling, however, was coherent backstage and would soon appease everyone with a tweet. And, two days later, hes showing that his sense of humor is still very much intact. (via Twitter)
The “dab” happens the moment Sterling lands, with his hands to his right side. (via Twitter)
While it’s probably not as bad as feeling it, watching yourself get knocked out cant be fun. Still, thats what Sterling did pin-pointing the exact moment in which he realized the takedown he thought hed timed down so perfectly wasnt such a great idea. (via Twitter)

Thankfully, despite having a two-fight winning streak violently snapped, Sterling (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC)seems to be alright. Moraes (20-5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), of course, is doing a tad better now two wins removed from a narrow loss to Raphael Assuncao in his UFC debut, he also took home a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.For what its worth, Sterling probably got some added fan appreciation in the process. And we all got a lesson in post-fight class from both bantamweights.For complete coverage ofUFC Fight Night 123, check out theUFC Eventssection of the site.TheBlue CornerisMMAjunkies official blog and is edited byMike Bohn.