Leon Edwards cannot catch a break. After being away from the Octagon for two years and having an excellent first round against Belal Muhammad, ‘Rocky’ poked his opponent in the eye in the second round and rendered ‘Remember the Name’ unable to continue, resulting in a no contest at UFC Vegas 21. On Twitter, professional fighters reacted to the frustrating ending.
Big CHUNE dat Leon!! Maad ting! Good luck to both these warriors! #UFCVegas21— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) March 14, 2021
Leon is keeping him back with extended fingers not the threat of strikes!!!— Jamahal “Sweet Dreams” Hill (@JamahalH) March 14, 2021
Ohh no— Bonecrusher ☠️ (@Marc_Diakiese) March 14, 2021
Nasty eye poke ♂️ ♂️— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) March 14, 2021
Bro come tf on he's been doing that shit the whole fight!!!— Jamahal “Sweet Dreams” Hill (@JamahalH) March 14, 2021
Eye pokes hurt like nobody understands. It should be an automatic DQ.— Sam Alvey (@smilensam) March 14, 2021
What in the hell is going on??? Unintentional but damn man. That’s so so shitty. So many fouls, so many fouls. #UFCVegas21— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) March 14, 2021
Maaaan, Leon was looking super slick. Fakes, stance changes, everything looking great. Shit to see it end like that. Hope belal is okay— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) March 14, 2021
Man... what bummer!— Herbert Burns (@HerbertBurnsMMA) March 14, 2021
What a horrible way for this fight to end.
I feel bad for both guys!#UFCVegas21
Hope his eye is ok. I was scared I was about to see an eye hanging. #UFC— Niko Price (@Nikohybridprice) March 14, 2021
Gutted for the Main Event,— D (@darrentill2) March 14, 2021
Run it back ASAP!!!!
Honestly all respect to Belal for taking short notice but Leon was dominating and it didn’t seem like he was about to slow down. Give the man his shot.— Anthony Rocco Martin (@TonyRoccoMartin) March 14, 2021