On the UFC Fight Night 35 main card, Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero scored a big come from behind TKO victory over Derek Brunson. Brunson surprised and impressed through the first two rounds. He blasted Romero with a head kick in the first round and went three for four in takedowns to win rounds one and two on points. But, in the third round, Romero stepped up by landing a series of big punches. He eventually dropped Brunson with a lunging left and followed up with ground and pound to earn the TKO stoppage.
Despite the impressive comeback, that wasn't the big story about Romero following the fight. Just minutes after the final bell former UFC flyweight Ulysses Gomez posted a screenshot questioning the origins of a suspicious stain on Yoel's backside:
Or you can check out a Vine here.
MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani quickly rose to Romero's defense on Twitter:
If Romero did in fact soil himself, that's nothing to be ashamed of. 185 champ Weidman recently said he did so while sparring w/ Villante.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 16, 2014
Veteran MMA fans will remember that this isn't the first awkward stain in the Octagon. At UFC Fight Night 3, former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia had a nefarious stain of his own to account for after beating Assuerio Silva.
Anecdotal evidence from various Bloody Elbow grappling experts says this isn't an entirely unique situation. For Romero it just happened on the biggest stage in the sport.
Many have proposed that Romero just had a heavy sweating issue in an unfortunate location. Let us know what you think in the comments. Was it an unfortunate accident or just a sweaty bottom?
Here's Kid Nate's take on the UFC Fight Night 35 card: