Hoping that McGrattan is OK and fully recovers. McGrattan was dominating the fight until he was dropped. I don't think either man will remember this fight fondly.
Amazing fight, brutal ending but what a show put on by both fighters. I would gladly buy them both a beer.
WTF?!!! I was not expecting that. I hope McGrattan is fine & there is no serious damage & still comes back after this. Stock in Maggio just went up after this one though
McGrattan dominated in the beginning but Maggio weathered the onslaught with some energy in reserve and turned the tables once McGrats started wilting. I don't fault Maggio for letting him go. He had a chance to bail on a high note and did so, sliding around the linesman. I doubt he knew that he was out cold at the time... In fact, I doubt that any fighter would ever assume they knocked out Brian McGrattan.
Harsh to criticise Maggio for letting McG fall/not helping him up.....did you see how many he took to the head in that fight? As others have said, he was taking a sound beating up until the last 5 seconds or so, and it was impressive enough that he was even still standing and throwing. Glad to hear the big man is OK though.
Maggio just let him drop flat on his face. What a turd.
Grats was winning by a mile before getting tagged but get tagged he did.Never seen that happen to him before.I guess that's what happens when you fight with no defense as Grats does sooner or latter you get tagged.He will come back and beat the Jesus out of that kid!Maggios face pretty messed up as well!
McGrattan with his usual, chin in the air and see who can punch each other in the face the hardest style, never hides or plays peekaboo, but he got tagged good, happens to the best, Probert/Ewen
Big erns no fear fighting style was bound to get to him. Dan was duck n chucking like a champ and lands and douzy. If you look at his face he wasn't even looking where he was throwing. (Don't blame him either, considering the opponent)... Turned out to work this time. Rematch goes diff imo, prolly never happen tho Win dan. Tough to watch
Can't help but notice the idiot Dad in the foreground pumping his arms in the air while McGratton is laid out on the ice. And who appears to be his little daughter standing to the right of him doing the same thing.
Oh man. Tough to watch. I have loved McGrattan's style and beyond that - liked him for the way he conducted himself off of the ice. He has quietly helped a lot of players off of the ice. One of the good guys for sure. His career was already ending - but it most likely did last night. Best wishes for a full recovery. Gratts can hold his head high in my opinion.
Gah, you hate to see it. I've always been a Gratts fan, poor dude. Might be time to hang em up.
Well, that's one of the scariest hockey knockouts I've seen. Out before he face planted directly on the ice. That's a career ending and life threatening injury. Can you imagine this in the NHL? It would be on every sports channel and banning fighting would yet again be a topic of conversation. Let's hope McGrattan is somehow, some way alright. Tough way to make a living. We've seen too many of these guys have difficulties or worse. Best of luck to McGrattan.
Ok Brian, time to wrap this thing man! you made you money and won a lot of fights! Take care now!! God Bless
Wow, this is very scary and very upsetting McGratts is an all time favorite of mine But it may be time to hang them up. I'd love to see him return but at his age, all the fights he's been in and all the damage he's had done to that face and noggin, it probably won't happen Get well soon, Big Ern Praying for ya
Yikes. That was brutal.
Best fight of the year
Wow. That fight had it all.
That's one brutal knockout - reminds me of Stevie Mac dropping Raitis Ivanans (ending his career). With a wife and a nine-month-old kid, hope Brian wises up and walks away from a career we fight fans appreciate (hope he's saved some cash over the years as well).
FIGHT OF THE YEAR. Maggio lost every round but the last one which gave him the win.
hate it when one fighter is wearing a helmet and the other is not. glad to see mcgratton lose hise helmet and then get dropped.
Great fight... what a great comeback for the KO! Just goes to show the fights not over until its OVER!
He doesn't need to come back from that to face more of that. It was more than a fine career. ***Holy fuck the new clip shows one hell of a scrap. Maggio looked pretty battered his ownself.
WOW ,what a comeback ! No holding back in that duke-out !
Holy Shit, what a tilt! Maggio with the KO but man did he pay the price to get it.
I'm a big fight fan but that ko was brutal. Two things learned here, as the ref always tell the fighters before a bout, protect yourself at all times, and the bigger they are the harder they fall. That young Maggio really connected to McGrattans jaw. Hope the kids alright. After seeing this fight several time brian left himself open to get ktfo. Even boogey man didn't hit him as had when he knocked him out. Hey brian can u say echl. Peluso, Gazdic, Reaves are shaking in their skates that they will face Maggio next year when they are sent down to the ahl.
Grats was really never a long distance fighter , he usually ended his fights early , age is a bumber
McGrattan total domination until the exchange. Nice right by Maggio caught him square on the chin and that'll get you every time. Big Ern one of my favorite fighters but the times he's been caught it's bc he grabs his opponents in the middle of the jerseys leaving their punching arm with full range of motion Boogaard, Orr, and Sugden all know first hand.
Are you not entertained! Are you not entertained!
glad to hear big ern is doing well after this scary-as-shit fight. never want to see this happen to anyone, especially to someone who has been through so much in his life... helluva fight by both, maggio was a bloody mess in his own right.
McGrattan was dominating before that last punch. Hope he recovers
Ton of punches both ways but only one was "on the button" and "BOOM!", lights out.
Oddly enough it appeared to me McGrattan had the early advantage. Maggio ducked a hard right and the fight turned on that
Sucks. I saw Gratts in Providence during his first year with Binghampton. Beat down Pbruins heavyweight Bob Parsons. Knew he was the real deal right away.
I was sold before you said chaotic Brian McGratton fight. I literally didn't care who wins. So many fucking ouch moments. Very close until the KO. Daniel Maggio was legit tough. I'm all in on a 9 rating here.
Wtf Who Say draw??
Wow! So strange to see McGratten knocked out like that, but he did some damage of his own before getting knocked by that right.
Brutal to see that happen to anyone. It was a very good and close scrap. You can see by maggio's temple that mcgrattan had his shots too.
McGratton was working Maggio over until the jaw dropper (pun intended). The best can be dropped by a well placed punch. Maggio shouldn't have let him drop on his face. Best wishes to you Brian, I hope you make a complete recovery.
Great fight back and forth. Like it but can't help feel bad at the same time.
Maggio with the knockout takes the win.
MCGrattan caught one full in the face. I am surprised because Maggio gets beat more than he wins.... Time has caught up with mcGratts... one of my favorites
Live by the sword...die by the sword
McGrattan seemed to be winning the fight, then Maggio knocked his helmet off and the tide changed. The knockout punch got McGrattan right on the button. Good night Irene. Set the cat and put the clock out.
Breathless after that .... old time rock'em sock'em ...
first of all I hope mcgrattan is alright that reminded me of the knock out of porros by orr and the face first landing big punch took mcgrattan out
I like McGratton and I hope this isn't the end for him. Here's to a speedy recovery Big Ern
WOW. Great fight. Two guys just go at it. Lots of punches. Pretty close at first, but Maggio knocked out McGrattan. Damn.
well, the crowd loved it... regardless of any face to ice horror involved..(listen for the taunt at 0:32) that might be the hook that pulls this 'Vaudevillian' off the stage once & for all.. but, McG has always been a full-force or no force kinda fighter so.. seems apropos if this is the curtain drop on his anvil swinging career... #44 FTW & absolute KO p.s. Maggio was taking ABUSE in this one before getting off that silencer... super tilt.
Had that last punch not landed and the refs broke it up it would have been Mcscrapin. Just goes to show it ain't over till it's over. Hate to see it end that way.
Wow... What a Donnybrook.... If this doesn't score 10, what will?
McGratton got KTFO
When hockey fans devolve a few lifetimes and they are back in Rome....
My favorite fighter ever, sucks to see this. One of the classiest guys around as well. Hang em up Brian. What is with the fans? Most fans, home or away go quiet at times like this. Is San Antonio loaded with idiots? Class act #26 on the opposing team Rampage. He was the first one to get over to the bench as fast as possible and get the trainer. I can imagine there wasn't a player on the ice that enjoyed that. Maggio was beaten to a pulp as well, can't believe he was still standing.
McGratton meets his waterloo
How could any retard vote draw or win for McGrattan. He must have voted for himself along with family members. He got destroyed, watch the damn video
Pathetic fans. People get pumped with any KO, but this one is hard to watch. Especially with all the panic on the ice after it happened.
This was quite even til the last punch. Then it got ugly. These "fans" are despicable.
Grats was winning until the knockout punch..... We also got to see the type of class Maggio has as a fighter work real class else have tried to help Grats when he went down!
BANG! Maggio sould have held big Ern up instead of pulling him down. Heads up Maggio....Ern will get you back
Wonder if Andrew Alberts has seen this. What goes around comes around.
damn... p.s. really lame fans to keep cheering.
Very good and even fight until Maggio landed a bomb that turned out McGrattan's lights. After seeing how good of a fighter McGrattan was in the NHL, I would have never expected to see him get dropped like this.
Wow what a fight. Maggio's face full of blood and McGrattan gets KOed. These guys make a tough living while in the AHL. Hope Big Ern is okay, probably time to call it a day and retire as one of the best ever.
just wow , McGratts face first looked bad. The end of era ..
That was exactly why the nhl is getting rid of these heavy weight pro fighters. Sucks though I like Mcgratton
A no brainer...........I agree with The Mad House Heard Big Ern on the radio today. He said he is fine. Following protocol right now.
Gratts was probably winning this one until the knock out. Geez...that was a Derrick Engelland style right hand. What a bomb. Caught McGratten coming in...he was out before he fell. Maggio should have tried to catch him though. Glad to hear all his tests were OK. Knowing McGratten there will be a rematch.
end of McG? end of fighting in hockey?
How does this only have a 7.1 rating?
NOW THAT WAS A FIGHT
Can anyone say Nick Kypreos? I think Ryan Vandenbusche ended Kypreos' career in a eerily similar incident. The good news is Andrey Pedan of the Canucks also was knocked out cold by Stu Bickel with a punch that was even more devastating and Pedan has come back to fight again. Mind you, Pedan is a much younger guy.
Goodnight, sweet prince.
I love seeing the GOON get knocked the fk out