Tom Aspinall takes a devastating UFC Fight Night 208 main event result in stride.
Saturday’s heavyweight headliner at London’s O2 came to an abrupt end just 15 seconds away when Aspinall (12-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) suffered a knee injury that sent him on the canvas in agony. His opponent Curtis Blaydes (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) picked up the victory by TKO, and it looked like a dark scene for the British fighter.
Aspinall did not disclose the extent of his injuries, but dismissed it as a “freak accident”. He seems to be in good spirits and even shared a beer with Blaydes at the Fighters Hotel the day after the event (via Instagram):
A beer makes everything better. What a guy, the great Curtis and his team came over to say hello. Abnormal accidents happen unfortunately, tonight was not my night. I love you all xx
What the future holds for Aspinall remains a mystery after suffering his first loss since joining the promotion six fights ago.
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