Newer MMA/UFC fans may not remember him but Tamdan McCrory is a name many don’t forget. This is mainly due to his appearance of not being a stereotypical fighter-type and his awesome nickname of ‘The Barn Cat’ which dominates internet forums for best/worst nicknames in MMA.
The last time McCrory fought was at UFC 101 in a losing effort against John Howard over five years ago. This signalled the end of his UFC run after posting a record of 3-3 in the Octagon and he subsequently retired from MMA.
Now over the weekend at Bellator 123 the 27-year-old returned and boy did he make an impact. It took him just 21 seconds to KO Brennan Ward (9-3), who fought for the Bellator middleweight title in his last fight. McCrory landed a devastating combination that made Ward fall to canvas.
Tamdan McCrory is now 12-3 with 7 wins coming by way of KO/TKO. Ladies and gentlemen “The Barn Cat” is back!! (skip to 1:35 to see his full fight).