UFC fighters need to have a slight disregard for their bodies in order to compete, and injuries are part and parcel of a sport where your aim is to batter your opposition into submission.
That being said, it’s not often when you see an injury take place after the victor has already been declared, which was the case with Brazilian Johnny Walker.
Yes, he was named Walker Johnny de Souza, and goes by Johnny Walker.
The Brazilian defeated Misha Cirkunov just 36 seconds into their bout, and decided to celebrate his success by performing the worm.
His post-fight interview sums it all up:
He’ll recover just fine, but he may want to work on the worm in his spare time.
While we’re talking about UFC, we may as well check out the Carte Blanche profile on South African superstar Don Madge.
Here’s the write-up from their video:
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has become the fastest growing sport in the world thanks to the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Worth just US$2-million back in 2001, the UFC’s market value today is US$3,7-billion and has been ranked by Forbes as the world’s seventh most valuable sporting brand.
South African fighters have struggled to crack it in the UFC but Don Madge wants to take his shot at glory inside the fabled UFC octagon. He won his first fight in October last year and is in training for his next fight in April this year. In an intimate portrait of an elite fighter, Carte Blanche meets the up and coming UFC fighter.
Do your thing, Don:
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