Waldburger 'fine' after scary knockout


Underdog TJ Waldburger fought Russian Adlan Amagov on the prelim card at UFC 166, and suffered a knockout. Waldburger took two hard shot after he was incapable of defending himself, prompting UFC president Dana White to tweet a blunt assessment of referee Jay Stafin - "That ref sucks!!!!!"

GIF via Zombie Prophet on Twitter (@ZProphet_MMA)

Waldburger remained unconscious on the mat, was fitted with a cervical collar by medical personnel, and transported to the hospital for observation.

The first positive news came after a UFC official told MMAjunkie.com that Waldburger was "responsive and alert."

Later, at the post-fight press conference, White reported that Waldburger was released and doing fine.

“Waldburger, all of his tests came back negative,” said White. “He was fine. He was discharged, went to dinner, and he is good.”

Waldburger also made expressed the desire to return soon, via Twitter.

TJ Waldburger@TJWaldburger
•I want to thank all my sponsors, fans, & family supporting me for this fight. U haven't seen the last of me!
•U win some u lose some,still all the glory goes to God, I trained hard & did everything I could,& I always progress from a loss. I'll b back

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Sequoyah Sandford site profile image  

10/20/13 1:48 PM by Sequoyah Sandford

Yea he had a grappling match and i kickboxed last night. We weren't able to watch tj fight. Johnny is doing good.

BigEyedFish site profile image  

10/20/13 11:03 AM by BigEyedFish

Ive seen much worse in terms of stoppages. But this wasnt good - looks like the ref was just a step outside of where he should have been to stop that last shot...

kelby site profile image  

10/20/13 10:49 AM by kelby

ref did ok. the knockout happened damn fast, and who would expect to knock any one out from that type of clinch. this guy hits hard. one shot missed the the last one hit, so dana was wrong, it is not two hits.

jonnierockets20 site profile image  

10/20/13 9:53 AM by jonnierockets20

John's a good dude. Trained with him a bit in 2009.

WizeKraker site profile image  

10/20/13 2:37 AM by WizeKraker

holy shit. thats brutal and beautiful. nice gif. gotmy VU.

Sequoyah Sandford site profile image  

10/20/13 2:15 AM by Sequoyah Sandford

My buddy john mcdonald was saying something very similar to this. He is a good friend of tj.

slowdiver site profile image  

10/20/13 1:14 AM by slowdiver

ees normal dana.

DanasDaddy site profile image  

10/19/13 11:01 PM by DanasDaddy

<blockquote>garrote - <blockquote>MahatmaPetey - didn't seem like too bad of a stoppage to me. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/></blockquote>Me neither. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post 3.0" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/></blockquote><br />

Sprawl'n'Stall site profile image  

10/19/13 10:31 PM by Sprawl'n'Stall

The ref was late... cause he actually MOVED AWAY from the fighters at the end before coming back again to stop it! WTF??? It's not like it's a super late stoppage, but what a mistake in positioning yourself! One or two extra shots resulted because of it.