Capaldo’s knockout landed at number 2 on one of the sports world’s most coveted countdowns, the Sports Center’s Top Ten Countdown. Most regional fighters would mail out the next few weeks after accomplishing such a feat, but ESPN put a half-enthusiastic chip on Capaldo’s shoulder.
“I was pissed off too,” exclaimed Capaldo. “Number one, the best game, was a home run, I think. One of the advertisers actually said, “This should be number one” when they showed mine. It was like a home run or something. Typical bullshit they see every week. I should have had this.
ESPN isn’t the only person adding the chip on Capaldo’s shoulder. The Lion Fight champion and another FIGHT PASS KO of the year favorite, Steve Walker, is still brushing his shoulders from his tornado KO kick that froze everyone in combat sports.
Walker agrees with some aspects of Capaldo’s KO of the Year argument, such as the sports center countdown and MMA vs. Muay Thai, but lightly offers his own ammo.
“I didn’t do the Top Ten, but mine went on a bunch of different platforms, from World Star to Tik Tok,” Walker said with a laugh. “His didn’t go to Tik Tok!” They turned mine into a dance movement. Now all break dancers do. I think he and I are going to have a great competition; he did Top Ten and my tornado kick is now considered a dance. We may have to leave it to the people. “