Ulysses Diaz, known to friends and family as Uly, made history at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 14 late last year when he recorded the fastest knockout in combat sports history with a one-punch KO win over Donelei Benedetto, just three seconds into the contest.
Initially marked at 5-seconds in the record books, the time was eventually re-evaluated and corrected, putting Diaz's bare knuckle fighting win at the top of the list for fastest knockout finishes in all combat sports.
Don't blink! The fastest KO in combat sports was recorded on Friday, November 13th, 2020 at BKFC 14!
Diaz's life has seen many changes since the win, including ones that he never saw coming.
"It's been amazing," Diaz said. "Immediate notoriety all around the world. I even got back in contact with my biological father," he continued with elation in his voice.
Diaz said that prior to the fight he had not spoken to his real father in close to five years. The reason for their falling out stemmed from a past life that Uly "Monster" used to live which included a two-year prison sentence.
Diaz's father lives in Los Angeles, California, but works as a journalist for a newspaper in the European country of Spain.
"News of the knockout reached Spain and was published in the newspaper that he writes for," Diaz said.
That's when someone who also works for the paper reached out to Diaz's father back stateside and said, "I think this is your son."
"We got back into contact and we have a great relationship now," Diaz reflected.
While Diaz may get recognized out in his hometown of Miami, Florida, as well as many parts around the globe, to include getting his checkmark verification on Instagram, it was the recent connection with his father that tops his list of accomplishments.