GOIANIA, Brazil – UFC featherweight Rony Jason probably thought his night was bad enough after suffering a devastating first-round knockout loss at the hands of Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 32. But as he headed backstage following the loss, he let his emotions get the best of him and, in the process, made things even worse for himself.
According to backstage rumors, an angry Jason punched a wall and injured his hand so badly he had to be taken to the hospital. The true story was slightly different, according to UFC President Dana White – but not by much.
“He punched a wall and had to be transported to the hospital,” White told MMAjunkie.com “That’s exactly what happened. He punched his arm through the wall and sliced the back of his arm wide open.”
White said Jason would likely need stitches to close up the wound, but added that he wasn’t particularly upset with the post-fight outburst.
“Listen, this stuff happens, man,” White said. “Especially a young guy, a big loss like that, a devastating loss like that, you do stupid stuff sometimes. I don’t think he expected to slice his arm open and get hurt, but it happens.”
Stephens (22-9 MMA, 9-8 UFC) won his second straight bout with the FOX Sports 1-televised head-kick knockout at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil. Jason (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) suffered his first defeat in the octagon.
* * * *
view original article >>
DALLAS – For former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, his failed UFC 211 title bid was a lot more about what current champ Stipe Miocic did right than about what he did wrong.Filed under: News, read news >>
UFC on Monday announced that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will serve as the global brand’s first-ever official hospital. read news >>
If you feel compelled to write UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis about the shortcomings that accompany his knockout ability, save your characters.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
The details of the physical encounter between UFC fighters Cristiane Justino and Angela Magana were scarce when reports surfaced on Sunday of an incident between the two in Las Vegas. Now, video of t read news >>
The recent altercation where Cris "Cyborg" Justino punched Angela Magana at the UFC Athlete Retreat in Las Vegas was caught on video. read news >>
Vitor Belfort initially planned to retire following his UFC 212 bout against Nate Marquardt in June, but those plans have changed. read news >>
UFC women’s featherweight star Cristiane Justino could be called to court after allegedly punching Angela Magana at the 2017 UFC athlete summit.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Onetime UFC light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira is getting ready for a long night’s work at UFC Fight Night 109. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Cris "Cyborg" Justino has been cited for misdemeanor battery for punching fellow UFC fighter Angela Magana at the UFC Athlete Retreat. read news >>