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Yikes! - UFC Vegas 48’s Jamie Pickett reveals bizarre reason for last-second tap

Middleweight Jamie Pickett had a bizarre but necessary reason to tap out to Kyle Daukaus D’arce choke at UFC Vegas 48.

After a decision win at UFC Vegas 46 in mid-January, middleweight Jamie Pickett decided to step in on short notice to fight Kyle Daukaus at UFC Vegas 48 on Saturday. The two fought at a catchweight with Daukaus winning via D’arce choke with one second left in the first round.

Normally, fighters can tough out a submission attempt with the clock winding down. But in Pickett’s case, it was necessary. As he explained in a Facebook post after the fight, he had his tongue caught between his teeth during the submission attempt that he nearly bit it off.

Jamie Pickett Facebook post

“Hey guys, no excuse from me. I did my best for the time I had and didn’t go my way,” the 33-year-old fighter wrote. “Tongue got caught between my teeth. Felt like I was gonna cut it off so I tapped. I’ll be back but this time with a full training camp.”

The loss to Daukaus snapped Pickett’s recent two-fight win streak as he dropped to a record of 13-7.