UnderGround Forums Kowalkiewicz: For 1st time, I'm not OK after fight

2/23/20 11:07 PM
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz lost to Yan Xiaonan by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) at Saturday's UFC on ESPN+ 26. Early in the fight she suffered a facial injury, and hung truly tough; after the fight she was taken to a local hospital, and now needs surgery, which may take place in the host country Australia, or in her native Poland.

"Polish Princess' discussed the injury on her Instagram Stories.

“First in my life after fight, I cannot say I am OK,” Kowalkiewicz began, as transcribed by Mike Bohn for MMA Junkie. “In the beginning of first round, I have broken small bone. I couldn’t see nothing. My vision was double and everything was in the fog.”

“After fight, I spent all day in hospital. Today, I’m going to specialist and they make decision. I need operation. I’m waiting for the decision here, or I’ll go back to Poland and make this operation in Poland. But doctors say I have to stay here because flying with this eye is very dangerous.”

Kowalkiewicz, 34, has now lost four in a row, which is ordinarily followed by release from the UFC.

2/23/20 11:15 PM
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That was rough to watch. You could tell something was significantly off. 
 

 

2/23/20 11:41 PM
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Shame that she’s lost 4 in a row, but she’s a fan favorite (come at me bro) and still top ten IMO. 

2/23/20 11:43 PM
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Did not see the fight.


What did the damage ? Punches ? or ?
2/23/20 11:44 PM
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Seems like the female Chinese fighters are on that Olympic strength and condition plan 

2/23/20 11:44 PM
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Heavenly father, we pray for your divine intervention and healing power. By your grace Karolina shall be made whole. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

2/23/20 11:46 PM
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stainlesssteel - 

Heavenly father, we pray for your divine intervention and healing power. By your grace Karolina shall be made whole. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.


Amen.
2/23/20 11:46 PM
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Damn son.

2/23/20 11:47 PM
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stainlesssteel -

Heavenly father, we pray for your divine intervention and healing power. By your grace Karolina shall be made whole. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU AKKKKKKKKBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

2/24/20 12:23 AM
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Remember Koscheck after the GSP fight? He wasn't able to fly either

2/24/20 12:40 AM
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2/24/20 1:44 AM
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Damn thats tough to hear and I hope that she heals up quick. That fight was also tough to watch if you were a Karolina fan.
2/24/20 5:02 AM
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Auckland is the best Australian city

2/24/20 5:27 AM
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Veganism is is not conducive to winning in high level anything!

2/24/20 5:40 AM
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This makes me sad, as she is my secret girlfriend.

2/24/20 6:07 AM
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Auckland is the best Australian city

By far! :)

2/24/20 6:57 AM
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Heyzeus80 -

Auckland is the best Australian city

I heard that Wellington in South Australia has great wine. 

2/24/20 7:21 AM
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Hi Kirin, I am signed in on the app but it tells me to sign in whenever I want to post or vote polls; thanks in anticipation..

 

ps. I can post on web though; just not on the app.

2/24/20 7:50 AM
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Why is she fighting on the main card, if she had previously lost 3 fights ?

 

has any other non star fighter lost 3 fights and still fought on a main card ?

2/24/20 7:53 AM
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stainlesssteel -

Heavenly father, we pray for your divine intervention and healing power. By your grace Karolina shall be made whole. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU AKKKKKKKKBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

a reasonable response under the circumstances 

2/24/20 10:13 AM
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Sounds like a detached retina or at least a tear so that flying risks it detaching altogether

2/24/20 10:20 AM
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It makes sense that we might be coming to a point where strength and power in the female division is going to exceed their bone structure and other physical elements such that bad injuries like this could become common.

 

2/24/20 10:31 AM
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Handsomebeast - 

Hi Kirin, I am signed in on the app but it tells me to sign in whenever I want to post or vote polls; thanks in anticipation..

 

ps. I can post on web though; just not on the app.


That is on the list of things to fix for the next round of app dev.

2/24/20 10:48 AM
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Why is she fighting on the main card, if she had previously lost 3 fights ?

 

has any other non star fighter lost 3 fights and still fought on a main card ?

UFC has a clearly mandated WMMA ratio for each card.

Theres no talent to support having 1/5 or 2/5 fights on a card be WMMA.

Honestly I wish they would listen to their fans and stop forcing this on us

2/24/20 11:39 AM
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I wish her corner would have just called it after round 1. She couldn't see. It was obvious the eye was giving her tons of problems. Live, and see, to fight another day.