Sunday morning’s UFC Fight Night played host to a welterweight contest between England’s Leon Edwards and fellow contender Belal Muhammad.
Coming into Sunday’s tense match-up, Edwards was hoping to return from an 18-month lay-off in devastating fashion.
Elsewhere, Edwards’ opponent, Muhammad, would have been looking to cement his place among the division’s top contender.
In what was an exciting main-event, fans were left bitterly disappointed after an unintentional eye-poke from Edwards ended the fight in just the second round.
Edwards’ eye-poke was one of the worst in UFC history – Muhammad’s agony was clear for all to see.
Thankfully though, despite the horrible incident, the American-born fighter has since offered fans a positive update on social media.
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— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) March 14, 2021
Got to feel for Belal Muhammad, who worked his way into his first UFC main event, only to have it ended by an accidental eye poke. pic.twitter.com/0jDWiVFbA1
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 14, 2021
My heart is shattered my first main event ended like that but Gods the best of planners im sorry to the fans and the @ufc you deserved a full fight.. Alhamdillah the vision is coming back and no permanent damage to the eye I’ll be back and want to run it back @Leon_edwardsmma pic.twitter.com/5xsvhmZ5Uh
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 14, 2021