All the comments about Sean Salmon's use of the Crane Technique from The Karate Kid are valid. But remember one thing: had Sean Salmon, virtual nobody, actually, no doubt through intervention by whatever god he prays to, actually landed that kick and knocked Rashad Evans out with it, it would have been the MMA highlight of the DECADE, maybe of a generation. It would have made his career, and secured a legacy for him (however dubious that legacy might be).
I absolutely guarentee you this is what he was thinking. That's why he threw the kick first.
"What's crazy about standin' toe-to-toe and saying 'I am'?"
- Rocky Balboa