The hits carry on coming for Sam Alvey.
Not solely did Alvey (33-18-1 MMA, 10-13-1 UFC) break the document for longest winless streak in promotion historical past Saturday at UFC on ESPN 40, his quick TKO defeat to Michal Oleksiejczuk (17-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) resulted in a damaged jaw.
Although bodily hurting, Alvey appeared in good spirits when he revealed the damage on his TikTok account Sunday. Alvey stated the injuring blow got here on the primary punch landed by Oleksiejczuk, who completed the bout with punches at
“I spent loads of time final evening eager about this and I’ve lastly accepted it myself,” Alvey stated. “I hope y’all forgive me however I’m not the best fighter to have ever lived. To let you know, it hurts saying out loud. Oh, goodness. I used to be satisfied I may beat anyone at anytime. I assume not.
“I might nonetheless say there’s not an individual on the planet that likes doing this sport greater than me. Though at this present second, I’ve a damaged jaw from the primary rattling punch he hit me with. Son of a b*tch. I’m possible getting my mouth wired shut. I’ve received to let you know, I wouldn’t have picked a unique profession if I had the chance years in the past.”
UFC on ESPN 40 wasn’t the primary time Alvey broke his jaw. In 2015, Alvey was kicked in the face by Sean Strickland whereas coaching for a bout towards Daniel Sarafian at UFC Fight Night 82. The blow shattered his jaw and resulted in six weeks of wiring. Alvey told MMA Junkie he misplaced roughly 30 kilos throughout that point attributable to liquid eating regimen necessities.
The bout Saturday for Alvey marked the final on his UFC contract. Alvey informed ESPN previous to the battle a loss would pocket him $96,000 whole from present cash and Venum pay. He additionally indicated he would proceed combating no matter final result, although Alvey has not stated if that is still the case after he suffered his present damage.