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
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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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