The Stun Gun's translator reveals what went wrong

source: The Underground

Saturday night, ormer UFC middleweight title challenger Demian Maia dropped down to 170, and fought "The Stun Gun" Dong Hyun Kim, in what was expected to be a gripping match up of Jiu-Jitsu vs. Judo.

It ended in less that a minute; the cause was not apparently clear, beyond that Kim was experiencing tremendous pain in his torso.

Kim's translator Brian Rhee came on The Underground, and detailed what went wrong.

Stun Gun Kim's Injury

From: Shug
Member Since: 1/8/10
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KZ and I went to the hospital yesterday to meet with Stun Gun's team and heard the whole story. The injury actually occurred about 30 seconds into the fight when the fighters were on the opposite side (from where the fight ended) of the octagon. Maia had one of Stun Gun's legs, which is a position that he actually likes.

As they were tied up, somehow Stun Gun got a muscle spasm in his side. He told his corner that something was wrong.

Kim defended Maia's takedown attempts for a while, but by the time they got to the other side of the Octagon, he was in too much pain.

The position in which the injury happened is the kind that happens in training all the time, but for some reason it caused a severe muscle spasm this particular time. It truly was a freak accident.

It's a terrible way to lose a fight and Stun Gun is really bummed out about it. I'm sure he'll be back and going strong soon enough, though!

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n0xH site profile image  

7/9/12 3:23 PM by n0xH

 You should also look into multiple sclerosis.  My grandpa died of MS and one of the very first symptoms he got was debilitating leg contorting cramps.  They would always start on the front of his leg with an epicenter near his knee cap (When he was pressing/massaging on his leg, this was always the most sore spot, so he called it the epicenter).  When this happened his whole muscle would spasm and lock up, which would cause his foot to go off to an odd angle -- toes straight back and top of the foot going towards the calf.  These cramps wouldn't stop from any of the treatments we tried. His only option was to wait it out until the muscle finally relaxed which in some cases lasted over a day long.

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7/9/12 3:15 PM by Dosantowned


Halifax site profile image  

7/9/12 3:04 PM by Halifax

Yes its odd for a cramp/spasm to occur after a athlete is warmed up but it happens in every professional sport, athletes cramp up all the time. The problem obviously here is there's no timeouts. The list of reasons will vary from person to person; but just because we don't see guys tap or lose from it as quick as Stun Guns unfortunate loss, it doesn't mean it hasn't happened to many fighters causing them to lose. I feel confident saying anyone who's trained at a fairly high level (for whatever sport) has at some point experienced something similar. As for those who experience it in their sleep, others have mentioned this but most times that can be attributed to your post workout recovery. Find out what you're missing and fixing it should prevent these horrible night cramps, it did for me.

Auzzie site profile image  

7/9/12 1:28 PM by Auzzie

DHK deserves a rematch down the road.

Kansas Comet site profile image  

7/9/12 1:25 PM by Kansas Comet


beanouno site profile image  

7/9/12 10:57 AM by beanouno

Get well soon. Need a rematch!

mixedmartialmike site profile image  

7/9/12 10:41 AM by mixedmartialmike

yeah wondering he tapped or something or maybe the ref yelled to him

Willin site profile image  

7/9/12 10:30 AM by Willin

Did Stun Gun shout "stop" to Maia or something? It was weird how fast Demian realized Stun Gun was hurt and stopped hitting him. Class act.

JJ1337 site profile image  

7/9/12 10:24 AM by JJ1337

so this guy quit because he had a cramp??

vermonter site profile image  

7/9/12 9:13 AM by vermonter

The hamstring cramp happened to Anthony Macias in a fight a long time ago IIRC. His leg froze right up after an exchange and he went down seemingly for no reason.