Pic: 'Bummed' Tyrone Spong returns home from Istanbul, gives airport 'thumbs up'

Michael Stets

MMAmania.com just returned from Istanbul, Turkey, and spoke to Tyrone Spong at JKF Airport, who was also coming back home after suffering a devastating leg injury against Gokhan Saki at GLORY 15.

Tyrone Spong returned to the United States on Sunday afternoon (April 13, 2014), less than a day after suffering a horrific leg injury against Gokhan Saki during their GLORY 15 light heavyweight tournament final.

Read the full recap here and see the complete photos gallery here.

"The King of the Ring" was in a wheelchair, sporting a cast, and being pushed by close friend and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Rashad Evans.

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Spong has been dealing with a lot in his life over the last few months with the loss of two loved ones: his uncle, and his close friend Tarik El Adrissi, who were both murdered. Now he will have to recover from a major injury to his leg and the Dutch-Surinamese fighter was obviously not his usual self, but he gave the thumbs up and shared a few thoughts.

"I'm bummed," he told MMAmania.com. "I lost my belt."

For complete results from GLORY 15 click here. For a timeline of the events after the injury go to @Michael_Stets on Twitter by clicking here.

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