Dr. David Abbasi, an orthopedic surgeon and ringside physician, is back to breakdown another sensational ending to a UFC fight. This time he did his best to explain the ending to what he called, “the most bizarre and delayed knockout in UFC history.”
He is of course talking about Shane Burgos’ loss to Edson Barboza last night at UFC 262. The fight was full of fireworks, as one would expect from these two. After rocking each other with solid strikes for the entire fight, Barboza finally got the win with a TKO at the end of the third. The TKO came after Burgos got rocked in an exchange. However, he didn’t go down right away. Instead he looked unfazed for a few seconds, continuing to move as though he were looking for his next shot. But then his body started to shut down and he slumped backwards before going down and out.
Watch below as Dr. Abbasi explains what was likely happening in Burgos’ brain to provoke such an unusual (and odd looking) reaction.
The bout netted both men a bumper $75,000 bonus for Fight of the Night. For Barboza that was his second win since moving down to the featherweight division. His debut at 145 lbs was a split decision loss to Dan Ige. Last October he rebounded from that with a unanimous decision win over Makwan Amirkhani.
That’s two losses in a row for Burgos now. He dropped a Fight of the Night unanimous decision to Josh Emmet last June. His last victory was a TKO over Amirkhani in 2019.