09 Dec 2019, 12:09 IST
UFC’s Alistair Overeem was simply shy of 4 seconds away from profitable his combat towards the Surinamese Heavyweight Jairzinho Rozenstruik earlier than getting knocked down and seemingly out.
It was not solely a surprising end, however the punch tore his higher lip open and it was undoubtedly probably the most brutal and graphic picture of the night time. Overeem and plenty of others felt the stoppage was untimely. However both approach, the Dutchman and his workforce have been fast to exit the Octagon following the brutal scare.
Many questioned what the state of Overeem’s lip was after the combat, and based on Ariel Helwani, it is all positive as a result of the Dutchman has undergone a profitable cosmetic surgery to repair his lips. Helwani tweeted, saying:
The freak accident is harking back to Robbie Lawler in 2015 when he took on Rory MacDonald in what many thought of to be the combat of the yr. It was a brutal warfare that additionally ended within the fifth spherical (albeit, a bit sooner than the final 4 seconds) and after it was all stated and achieved, a brutalized Lawler celebrated together with his higher lip fully minimize. It simply goes to point out that you do not “play MMA”.
We should give credit score to Overeem for dealing with the loss gracefully although he had each proper to suppose that the stoppage was a bit untimely. It price him much more so as a result of he was all however assured to win the combat as he was 4-Zero within the judges’ scorecards as much as that time and even when he misplaced the fifth spherical and made it by means of, the victory would have been assured.
We want him the very best and hopes that he comes again stronger than ever. He appears to be conscious that his time is operating out however has said his want to finish his profession as a UFC Champion.
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