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Michal Oleksiejczuk says arm did not break at UFC 302, disagrees with stoppage

Michal Oleksiejczuk isn’t sure he could’ve escaped the armbar at UFC 302 but feels like he should’ve been given more agency over the situation. On Saturday’s main card at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., Oleksiejczuk (19-8 MMA, 7-6 UFC) lost to Kevin Holland (26-11 MMA, 13-8 UFC) by technical submission in Round 1 after referee Herb

Michal Oleksiejczuk says arm did not break at UFC 302, disagrees with stoppage


Michal Oleksiejczuk isn’t positive he might’ve escaped the armbar at UFC 302 however seems like he ought to’ve been given extra company over the scenario.

On Saturday’s major card at Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J., Oleksiejczuk (19-8 MMA, 7-6 UFC) misplaced to Kevin Holland (26-11 MMA, 13-8 UFC) by technical submission in Spherical 1 after referee Herb Dean deemed his arm dangerously contorted.

Although his arm was bent awkwardly, Oleksiejczuk advised MMA Junkie on Tuesday that it didn’t break. Whereas he nonetheless awaits the outcomes of an MRI to see precisely what the difficulty is, Oleksiejczuk mentioned he felt the stoppage was incorrect.

“I really feel good,” Oleksiejczuk mentioned. “My psychological is OK. My arm will not be damaged. I feel that I need a battle in just a few months. I shall be prepared. … I didn’t faucet. My arm will not be damaged. I felt nice on this battle. This stoppage will not be good. It’s not right, in my view. … In my view, the stoppage will not be right. I feel that if the battle was longer, my probability on this battle is (higher).”

In accordance with the ABC Unified Guidelines a technical submission is outlined as “when a authorized submission act leads to unconsciousness or damaged/dislocated bone(s)/joint(s).”

The choice to cease a battle on the idea of a contorted limb is considerably subjective to the referee’s discretion – and within the case, Oleksiejczuk thinks Dean misjudged.

“That is my profession,” Oleksiejczuk mentioned. “That is my alternative. I’m actually a warrior. I wish to battle each time. In my view, that is my alternative: faucet or not. … I don’t know however my opinion may be very easy. I’m a warrior and that is my work. I wish to present the perfect fights. I wish to present very thrilling fights. That’s all.”

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Oleksiejczuk didn’t point out he plans to attraction the choice to the New Jersey State Athletic Management Board (NJSACB), although needs to attend till his medical outcomes come again to make that call.

UFC CEO Dana White agreed with Dean’s stoppage and mentioned he thinks the referee ought to intervene to forestall debilitating damage.

Along with the ideas expressed publicly, Oleksiejczuk’s coach Ivan Kirillov advised MMA Junkie that White approached them on the occasion to reward his fighter’s toughness.

“Dana White got here to me and mentioned that he didn’t wish to damage him,” Kirillov mentioned. “It’s not about him. It’s about his well being. He mentioned Michal may be very robust however they don’t need him to harm himself due to that, due to that scenario.”

Oleksiejczuk has misplaced back-to-back fights and three of his most up-to-date 4, making the loss sting somewhat extra. With respect from his promoter and constructive messages from followers world wide, Oleksiejczuk expects his subsequent battle to be again underneath the identical banner, particularly contemplating he lately signed a brand new multifight deal.”

“We’ll see if my arm is OK,” Oleksiejczuk mentioned. “I wish to go ahead and battle with the perfect fighters on this division. I wish to make progress. … I simply wish to go ahead and battle once more as quickly as doable as soon as I’m recovered. … I simply wish to say that you just for all followers as a result of I received quite a lot of messages from all around the world. There have been good phrases for me.”

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