Prije desetak dana pisali smo o strašnom završetku jednog meča s LFA 84 priredbe, preciznije, o dvoboju u kojem je Shawn West ilegalnim udarcem teško nokautirao bivšeg UFC-ovog borca Bostona Salmona.
Veteran West zaletio se u jednom trenutku druge runde prema svom suparniku, plasirao udarac koljenom i pogodio ga u glavu u trenucima dok se 29-godišnji Salmon još uvijek nalazio na podu.
Havajac nadimka 'Boom Boom' odmah je ostao bez svijesti, a njegov suparnik ubrzo je diskvalificiran zbog svoje neopreznosti.
Nešto manje od dva tjedna nakon tog susreta, Salmonov menadžer Brian Butler-Au otkrio je kakve je sve ozljede doživio njegov borac, ali i pokazao zastrašujuću fotografiju Bostonovog lica.
"Prije svega se moramo fokusirati na Bostonovo zdravlje. Koljeno ga je pogodilo nevjerojatnom silom i slomilo mu orbitalni i obrazni dio jagodične kosti. Također, smatramo i da bi osim diskvalifikacije komisija trebala provesti dodatne disciplinske mjere. Pred Bostonom su sada daljnje pretrage nakon kojih ćemo odrediti njegove iduće korake", između ostalog je poručio Butler-Au.
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UPDATE: The incident that took place in LFA on July 10th was extremely unfortunate. We believe Boston is a special talent and is able to compete with the best in the world. His stent in the UFC did not go as planned because it was determined by physicians that the weight cut to bantamweight was too extreme for him to be able to perform to his ability. We were extremely excited to restart Boston’s run at featherweight with @lfafighting and get him back to a big show. Boston was in control of this fight and just settling into his range and timing in the 2nd round when both he and his opponent, Shawn West, landed simultaneous hooks causing both to be flashed and knocked down. As Boston was getting back to his feet he was hit with an illegal knee that ended the night. What we have to focus on here first and foremost is Boston‘s health. The knee landed with incredible force and caused Boston to suffer a broken orbital and cheek bone. Aside from the DQ we feel there should be disciplinary actions enforced by the commision to set a higher precedence on these types of fouls. There was no question about the legality of the knee and Boston was awarded the win at the end of the contest. It goes without saying that this is not the way Boston wanted the fight to be determined. As a team we are sitting down with Boston and his family to discuss what we want to do moving forward. Boston would like to thank LFA and their staff for getting him back on stage and giving him the opportunity to perform. For now Boston is going to undergo further examination and we will determine the next steps as we go. #bossteam