UFC president Dana White wasn’t simply involved about Calvin Kattar’s properly being throughout throughout his battle with Max Holloway. He feared for Kattar’s life.
This isn’t an exaggeration.
Kattar took a beating his throughout UFC on ABC 1 headliner in opposition to Holloway on Jan. 16, absorbing a single-fight file 445 vital strikes, which shattered the earlier mark of 290. However Kattar made it to the ultimate horn and lost a unanimous decision after 5 rounds.
In Spherical 4, a bloodied Kattar discovered himself in an particularly harmful spot as Holloway poured it on and went for the end. That is the place issues took a severe flip for White, from praising Holloway’s efficiency to grave concern for Kattar.
As proven through the UFC-produced “UFC’s Grand New Stage” video on YouTube, White – who was cageside with Matt Serra and Din Thomas – needed the battle stopped within the fourth spherical. When referee Herb Dean let it proceed, White walked over to UFC chief enterprise officer Hunter Campbell and mentioned he was apprehensive about Kattar dying.
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“He took a lot (expletive) punishment on this battle, I’m freaking out slightly bit, man. I don’t prefer it,” White mentioned. “This jogs my memory of the sort of battle the place the battle’s over, and he walks on again and (expletive) dies. I feel that (expletive) Herb Dean ought to’ve stopped it within the fourth spherical. He was wobbling all around the (expletive) place.”
White continued on with Campbell, “When this battle’s over, no stopping, no speaking. Get this child in an ambulance and get him the (expletive) out of right here instantly.”
As he watched the fifth, White mentioned “this (expletive) spherical can’t finish quick sufficient for me.”
After the battle ended, White approached Kattar’s cornermen to reiterate what he advised Campbell – that he needed Kattar rushed to the hospital.
Kattar’s supervisor and head coach, Tyson Chartier of the New England Cartel, advised MMA Junkie that his fighter sustained a broken nose and likewise required eight staples in his scalp. Kattar acquired a six-month medical suspension on account of the battle.
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