Wow, what an event. GLORY 15 Istanbul airs tonight on Spike TV here in the United States and I urge all of you to check it out. For those that just can’t wait, you must know that the GLORY 15 Light Heavyweight tournament had a bit of a surprise ending which leaves one of the fighters in the hospital. There is always a risk with any combat sport of a terrible injury, but we never wish these upon anyone.
Tyrone Spong and Gokhan Saki were primed and ready to fight, just both getting warmed up against each other when an outside leg kick by Spong connected flush with Gokhan Saki’s knee. We were once again visited by the horrific kind of injury that we last saw between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, as Spong’s leg turned to mush and he crashed to the canvas. Saki quickly rushed to check on Spong and Spong was brought out on a stretcher. Not quite how anyone wanted to see this epic rematch end, but freak injuries do happen.
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