Remember that scene in Missing in Action 2 when Colonel Yin sets Franklin on fire and Braddock starts screaming, “Yin! He’s not dead!” This is not even remotely close to that, but this is how my brain works and I found it somewhat analogous.
Sorry, moving on...
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling was knocked out by Marlon Moraes at the UFC Fight Night 123 mixed martial arts (MMA) event earlier this month in Fresno, California.
Not only was he unconscious, “Funk Master” was taken from the arena on a stretcher, leaving friends, family, and anyone who gave a shit about Sterling’s well being frantic over the fallen fighter’s condition.
The promotion provided no update on Sterling’s health at any point during the FOX Sports 1 telecast.
In addition, Sterling was disappointed that no one in UFC bothered to check on him in the days following his loss, according to comments he made during yesterday’s appearance on The MMA Hour.
Transcribed by MMA Fighting:
“Not for nothing, I’ve been getting along a lot better with Sean Shelby and even Dana White himself, obviously it’s a business relationship so I don’t expect these guys to be my friends or my best friends, I don’t look at it like that. But at least a text message to say, ‘Just checking to see if you’re doing OK. Making sure you’re alive.’ I think that’s common courtesy. I’m technically one of your employees, no matter if you want to call it self-employed, I’m still one of your employees. I almost wanted to text them sarcastically and be like, ‘Hey, just to let you guys know, I’m alive.’ But like I said, it’s a business relationship, I know what I signed up for, I don’t expect these guys to be my friends, I just thought they would have had a little bit more human decency to do something like that.”
Not sure there is much decency to be found in those parts.
After jumping out to a perfect 12-0 record to kickoff his combat sports career, Sterling (14-3) is just 2-3 over his last five, dropping split decisions to fellow contenders Raphael Assuncao and Bryan Caraway.
In addition, Sterling, 28, is serving an indefinite medical suspension until doctors can green light his return to the cage. In short, the ground-savvy bantamweight has a long climb back to the top of the mountain.
Not that anyone in the front office has noticed.