Originally Posted by newtogolf
Fight last night was pretty crazy, The Korean Zombie dislocated his shoulder throwing a punch at Jose Aldo and tried to pop it back in while still fighting. Once Aldo figured out what happened he went in for the kill and the fight was stopped. Dislocating your shoulder is no joke, can't imagine not dropping in pain, no less standing and fighting for two more minutes with it popped out.
The Korean Zombie is tough man. That was his biggest asset against Aldo because Aldo is better all around. Don't short change Aldo either. He broke his foot in the first round and still won against arguably one of the "toughest" fighters in the division.
Originally Posted by BostonBrew
That was a bit of a disappointment. I'd been looking forward to that fight for about a week and was bummed it got stopped because of that really strange event. I agree though that it was very impressive that Zombie didn't put his hand up and ask the ref to stop the fight when it happened. The problem with a dislocated shoulder is, once it happens, you're more prone to it happening again. We had a recruit in my platoon at Parris Island who dislocated his shoulder multiple times before then finally sent him home with a "Thanks, but no thanks."
Aldo was winning the fight anyway though, right? It sucks that it happened when he was turning up the pressure, but I still don't think it would have mattered. Aldo cruises when he is ahead and it makes it look like he is tired or something.
Originally Posted by pholmes
The way Aldo looked last night, with his broken foot, he's lucky Pettis got hurt.
Yeah, he would have had a harder time beating Pettis...with a broken foot. You can't compare the matchups though. Pettis is tailor made for Aldo's style. That's the kind of guys Aldo wants to fight. Someone that will stand and bang. The only reason he started wrestling and using BJJ was because his foot got broken in the first. I like Pettis, but I don't think he could beat Aldo. I don't think Pettis beats Henderson either. The good news is that Aldo will probably move up to 155 soon and we will get to see the fights anyway.