Bellator Heavyweight tourney ends with soccer kick to groin

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Bellator Fighting Championships’ season-five heavyweight tournament came down to Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos last night, with the winner taking the tournament crown and a title shot against Heavyweight champion Cole Konrad. But there was no winner.

Early in the first Santos soccer kicked Prindle’s groin. Not a football punt against a standing opponent, but a kick the ball downfield right through the center of an open guard.

When Prindle rose, the pain was plain on his face. After conferring with New Jersey State Athletic Control Board officials, it was declared that Prindle was unable to continue. Referee Greg Frankli declined to declare a foul, and as insufficient time had passed to go to the judges score cards, the bout was a no-contest.

Prindle’s twitter provides a window on the fight, from lead in, to flight home, to the NSFW results of the foul.

Well its about that time. My body is worn. My mind is strong! My heart is big. I’m going to do my best !!! For my family

I’m so sorry I guys. I should have sucked it up !!!! Better

Hay @ lest I had my kidoes now!!!!lol.

well I told the doc I was good and she said nope. I guess she thought is was a bad kick!

Swollen. A little the doc said ***Link to cannot unsee NSFW image***

I can’t wait till I hobble my but home and see my wife and kids. I miss then so much!!!!

Man I’m a hurting unit right now!!!!

Sorry I didn’t do better. I tried to brake his foot with my junk. Dident work

Can’t wait till the rematch!!!!!!!

I hope I get to let my hands go next fight

Air planes are to small.

(Groin kick at :58 mark)