As good a fighting game as Mortal Kombat was, growing up, we loved it for the blood and brutality. While Street Fighter II was a great fighting game, Mortal Kombat’s sheer violence was what made it legendary in the arcades and living rooms of the world. (Except SNES living rooms since the Nintendo version of the game didn’t include blood because of the company’s family-friendly policies.)
And that brings us to this GIF floating around the internet. When South Carolina linebacker Jadeveon Clowney demolished Michigan running back Vincent Smith, it immediately went viral. It also got a meme treatment which included this Mortal Kombat throwback from @LSUFreek.