This is Jon Jones breaking his big toe during the finishing sequence of his fight with Chael Sonnen. If the fight didn’t end, Sonnen would have been the champion by TKO (injury).
EYE POKE OF DOOM~!
And here’s the main point of it all: it would have been early, if Chael was actually protecting himself properly and moving to a better position to protect himself.
Chael wasn’t setting up anything. He curled up against the cage and offered no defense whatsoever. He froze. As soon as that knee hit, he froze. Jones wasn’t going to stop, it was going to get worse and Chael didn’t do anything about it.
He wasn’t intelligently defending himself. If he was, he would have: A) quickly rushed to improve his position or B) made sure to actually not leave the strikes unanswered/blocked the shots better than he did.