For some reason we all love a brutal knock out. Even if it makes you turn away because of its velocity, or puts the receiving fighter in serious danger, we just can't take our eyes off it.

Sadly, it does bring us to a cross road. At events like UFC or the boxing, we want to see a knock out. Fuck it going to points, let's just see them throw a load of punches until one eats the floor. However, as much as we desire this, we don't want to see the fight end quickly.

Back in 2015, at UFC 194, Conor McGregor put an end to the highly anticipated fight between him and Jose Aldo, knocking out the Brazilian in 13 seconds. It was bittersweet. Like - yeah, great, McGregor has done him, but I've waited up until 4am to see this. And that's it? Fuck sake.

What quick knock outs do mean though, is that the fighter is presenting himself as a hot topic.

Marc Diakiese certainly did that this weekend when he turned his opponent's lights out in 30 seconds at UFC London.

He leaded in with a few acrobatic kicks - landing one on the head of Teemu Packalen, with a second landing on his stomach.

Diakiese then failed with an attempted knee, but it didn't matter. Seconds later after judging the Fin's punches, a well timed right hand sent Packalen crashing to the mat.

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This makes the 24-year-old's winning streak to an impressive 12 fights.

"I've been saying it all week and I'll say it again," Diakiese said after his win. "That was easy work. I'm one of the best and I will keep proving it.

"I'm interested in fighting on the Sweden card in May and then put me on the Glasgow card in July. Whoever is next, I will be ready."

Current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping gave the young fighter credit on Twitter, saying his future is very bright.

He certainly looks like one to keep an eye on.

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