I don't have time right now to read the rest of your post, but the shot Herring took and the shot Randy took are COMPLETELY different shots.
Herring took a punch to his orbital area (the eye) while Randy got it right on the temple.
Temple = Knockout
Orbital area = PAIN
It's not that Randy can't take a shot, shit he took a punch to his temple from a guy who is 280 pounds and wears 4XL gloves.
Surely as a fighter, you should know the knockout spots on the head.
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