Pedro Munhoz has launched his official assertion on the Sean O’Malley eye poke at UFC 276 that triggered a no contest. The conclusion was little doubt bitter for Munhoz, however what certainly made it worse was the variety of fighters and followers alike who claimed Munhoz may need been exaggerating the severity of the attention poke to get out of the combat.
The battle was quick, because it ended just a few minutes into the second spherical. Most would say it was a bit lackluster, as Pedro Munhoz was choosing extra of a leg-kick-centered technique that annoyed followers.
Regardless, no person can be graced with a real conclusion to the combat because of the eye pokes. Issues would finish with a no contest, and ‘The Younger Punisher’ can be confronted with criticism for not desirous to combat with a single eye.
Pedro Munhoz Describes The Sean O’Malley Eye Pokes That Brought about The UFC 276 No Contest
“To clarify briefly what occurred within the combat towards Sean O’Malley, I used to be poked within the eye within the first spherical however stored combating, and was hit with a low blow shortly after,” Pedro Munhoz mentioned on Instagram, as translated from Portuguese by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting.
“The combat restarted and we exchanged a number of strikes. Within the second spherical, that’s after I suffered one other eye poke. I couldn’t see something for 20 minutes. I used to be taken to the hospital and so they used a particular eyedrop that made my eye numb so they might open my eye.”
“They did an examination and the medical report I’ve is that there’s a scratch within the cornea all the best way round it,” Pedro Munhoz continued. “I couldn’t open my eye due to that and couldn’t see something. The referee requested if I may see in any respect and the physician determined to cease the combat. That’s what occurred tonight.”
This no contest makes ‘The Younger Punisher’ 1-3-1NC in his final 5 fights. A once-dominant bantamweight who reached selections towards a number of the hardest within the weight class, Munhoz has been experiencing a rocky highway as of late.
What’s subsequent for Pedro Munhoz after this controversial no-contest?