UFC Fighter Lashes Out After Losing, Accidentally Smashes Ring-Girl in Face
Andrew Whitney, a UFC fighter, lost a unanimous decision to Farkhad Sharipov at the Titan fight Championship 42 on UFC Fight Pass this weekend. Once he learned the results he lashed out — and made a horrifying mistake.
When Whitney learned that he had lost the decision, he threw a punch in frustration.
Perhaps understandable, but it’s not that he threw the punch that is making this story go viral … it’s where the punch landed.
Unfortunately Whitney’s punch landed smack dab in the middle of a UFC ring girl’s face.
Whitney tried to recover from his blunder by attempting to catch the girl once he realized he had clocked her … but it didn’t help much. The damage was already done.
Jeff Aronson, CEO of the Titan Fighting Championship reportedly stated, “Our ring card girl was attended to by the ringside doctor and officials. She indicated she was fine and was more surprised by the punch than injured.”
While the girl has been reported to be recuperating from the massive blow to the face, Whitney’s career wasn’t recovering as quickly. He quickly became the subject of widespread attention as the video of the incident went viral. Tweets, memes and reposts of the video have keeping him under the spotlight and in hot water.
Check out the video below:
Let this be a reminder to always play it cool; being a sore loser may just make someone else sore in the process.