The UFC world was left stunned after Justin Jaynes’ fight was stopped after horrific swelling around his left eye.
Jaynes stepped in as a late replacement against Devonte Smith at UFC Fight Night 184, but could have been regretting his decision.
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Jaynes was taken down in the second round and Smith applied some brutal ground and pound.
But when Jaynes got to his feet - after Smith tried a rear-naked choke - the referee stopped the fight and called the doctor to examine his eye.
It took no less than five seconds for the doctor to call the fight off after examining the eye.
Fight fans took to social media to lament the ‘nasty’ injury with some even claiming the beating was ‘pure brutality’.
— UFC (@ufc) February 7, 2021
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) February 7, 2021
It's pure brutality and it shocks me that this ever became a "sport."
— Ellston Logan (@EllstonLogan) February 7, 2021
— Lewis Simpson MMA (@LGS_MMA) February 7, 2021
What’s poppin ? Justin jaynes eye, jack harlow , that’s what’s poppin pic.twitter.com/ziD9v7WLZE
— sangvan (@Sangvan_j) February 7, 2021
— MMA MOMENTS (@MMAMOMENTS1) February 7, 2021
Smith moved to 11 wins, 10 by knockout, as he signalled his intent in the UFC.
Unfortunately, this marked Jaynes’ third straight loss in the UFC.
Fight fans in disbelief over bare-knuckle brawl
Fans of combat sports couldn’t believe their eyes as they witnessed a five-round war in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship in which the two fighters combined to throw more than 500 punches.
Fighting on the undercard to former UFC star Paige VanZant’s debut in the bare knuckle category, Taylor Starling and Charisa Sigala made for a confronting sight at the end of the fifth and final round of their bout.
Both fighters were left bloodied to an extraordinary degree from as early as the first round, with the fight incredibly never stopped until it went the distance.
Starling was handed the victory via unanimous decision (50-43 x 2, 49-44) thanks to two knockdowns and her more accurate punches.
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