Emotions are always a part of mixed martial arts. Whether it be joy, anger, sadness, or any other emoticon you type to express your brain thoughts, the ups and downs of life are amplified ten-fold in the fist-fighting business.
On Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil, featherweight Rony Jason suffered a brutal first-round knockout at the hands of Jeremy Stephens.
Apparently, after the devastating loss, Jason retreated to the bowels of the Goiania Arena and in a moment of frustration, punched a wall. In the process of sending his hand through the structure, he tore a gash in the back of his arm.
“He punched a wall, and had to go to the hospital. That’s exactly what happened,” said UFC president Dana White when asked about the rumored hospital visit for the Brazilian.
“He punched his arm through the wall, and sliced the back of his arm wide open. So he had to go get stitches. I don’t know how deep it is or how serious it is.”
Serving as UFC president for the past decade, there is little that White hasn’t seen over the years. He wasn’t surprised in the least at Jason’s disappointment and subsequent outburst.
“Listen, this stuff happens, man. Especially young guys with a big loss like that – a devastating loss like that,” said White. “You know, you do stupid stuff sometimes. I don’t think he was expecting to slice his arm open and get hurt, but stuff happens.”
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