Following the biggest fight in the history of the UFC’s heavyweight division, champion Brock Lesnar had to stop and get some stitches over his eye from a cut opened by opponent Shane Carwin, while Carwin had to make a trip to the hospital.
The Colorado fighter was taken to a local hospital in Las Vegas for precautionary reasons following the fight at UFC 116, but UFC president Dana White says he doesn’t believe it was anything serious.
“He went back there, and I think he was more fatigued and upset, was hyperventilating and they were going to take him to the hospital,” said White following the show.
“I don’t think there’s anything seriously wrong with him.”
Carwin was seconds away from winning the fight with Lesnar after he rocked him with a big uppercut in the first round, and went to the ground looking for the finish. Somehow, Lesnar survived and battled back in the second round to snatch an arm triangle choke to get the win.
While at the hospital, Carwin took to his Twitter account to let everyone know he was doing okay, and he’s already plotting his return.
“I am fine just getting checked out at the hospital,” said Carwin. “I’ll be back.”