MMA Fighter Cries After Getting Hit With 'Worst Low Blow Ever'
But just in case you DO want to see it, here you go:
This is hands down the worst kick to the nuts I've ever seen :flushed:pic.twitter.com/0Jmx7PcKyO
- Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) September 12, 2020
Peter Stanonik was in the second round of his fight against Raymond Daniels at the Bellator 245 event in Connecticut last night (11 September).
Obviously, the fight was called off. Even in the brutal world of mixed martial arts, it's way out of bounds to kick someone in the balls.
However, because the blows were unintentional, the fight was called as a no contest, rather than awarded to Stanonik after Daniels' disqualification.
The news just keeps getting worse for him, doesn't it?
The 32-year-old was caught where it hurts earlier in the fight, too. On that occasion, he was able to recover after taking the five-minute break allowed for illegal blows.
The second one, however, ended the fight.
His 40-year-old opponent had been displaying some decent qualities, and didn't mean to land his blow where he did, but rules are rules.
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Stanonik was done, and everything was over but the crying.
After getting belted in his goolies, Stanonik was left on all fours, punching the mat out of sheer agony.
It's so painful that many observers and pundits have said that it is the worst low blow that they've ever seen in the history of the sport.
OMG those were two of the worst low blows I've ever seen #Bellator245
- Colin Dassy (@Colin_dassy) September 12, 2020
Two BRUTAL low blows from Raymond Daniels on Peter Stanonik. Worst I've ever seen.
- aaron, a hate crime doer (@theyshootactors) September 12, 2020
Those are the worst consecutive low blows I've ever seen
- caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) September 12, 2020
If you watch the video, you'll see that Stanonik certainly agrees with that assessment.
In an interview after the fight, Daniels expressed concern for his opponent, and explained he'd never intentionally kick someone in the groin.
He said: "I hope my opponent Peter is okay, obviously I never mean to hit anybody as far as low blows.
"Whenever I knock someone out or down, I hope they are okay so I definitely hope he is okay. Definitely not how I wanted the fight to go. I had an entirely different ending in my end.
"It's the first time that's ever really happened. First time I thought it was a body shot, but my foot is pretty big and covers a lot of ground.
"The second time I definitely hit him clean. He kicked me, knocked me off balance and made me miss a little bit. 2020 has been that kind of year, crazy year. I don't normally miss my spin kicks like that."
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