A front kick turned Frankie Edgar's face to something else

3:29:00 PM Tkd kwan 0 Comments

In a shocking turn of events at UFC 268, veteran fighter Frankie Edgar suffered a brutal front kick knockout at the hands of Marlon Vera, causing his face to seemingly turn into rubber in the process.

The 40-year-old former UFC lightweight champion faced his fourth defeat in five fights after being finished in the third round of the contest held at Madison Square Garden. In a sudden and unexpected moment, Edgar was on the receiving end of a powerful front kick to the chin, sending him crashing to the canvas. The referee wasted no time in stopping the fight as Edgar's face appeared to literally flatten and become mushy from the impact of the devastating strike.

Despite the clear and decisive stoppage, Edgar expressed some dissatisfaction with the outcome of the fight. However, it was evident to all observers that the stoppage was necessary given the severity of the blow he had received.

Photos taken from ringside captured the surreal moment when Edgar's face appeared distorted and almost cartoon-like, prompting disbelief from those who viewed the images.  While it may have seemed like a work of photoshopped art, the visuals were indeed authentic and a stark reminder of the dangers inherent in mixed martial arts.

Marlon Vera, the victor of the bout, earned praise and a Performance of the Night bonus for his remarkable knockout. In his post-fight comments, he emphasized his hard work and dedication to honing his skills in the cage, crediting his immigrant mentality for his success.

As for Edgar, a revered figure in the sport, the defeat marked another harsh setback in his career, following a similar devastating loss earlier in the year to Cory Sandhagen. His last victory inside the Octagon came in a hard-fought split decision against Pedro Munhoz the previous year.

The shocking knockout and Edgar's rubber-like transformation served as a vivid reminder of the high stakes and fierce competition that define the world of professional mixed martial arts.