Bobby Green may have been the one responsible for Jared Gordon sustaining a concussion, but he can’t understand his former opponent’s decision to publically mention it just days before he was supposed to fight again.
“King” and Gordon previously met in a lightweight bout on the main card of a UFC Fight Night event in July. Green entered the fight looking to rebound from back-to-back losses against Islam Makhachev and Drew Dober, while “Flash” was coming off a controversial decision loss to Paddy Pimblett that many fans felt he should have won.
The fight ended up being an entertaining one for as long as it lasted, and late in the opening round it looked as if Green had snapped his losing streak when he stopped Gordon with strikes. The 36-year-old’s celebration was unfortunately short-lived, as it was determined that Gordon was dropped by an accidental clash of heads and the fight was declared a No Contest.
Bobby Green Shares Advice For Jared Gordon After Being Pulled From Fight
Gordon was set to return against Jim Miller at last weekend’s UFC on ESPN 46 before the UFC pulled him due to his comments about having a minor concussion, and “King” decided to give his former opponent a bit of advice.
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“What you done did now?” Green said in a clip shared by Inside Fighting. “I’m sorry brother, and I’m not hating at all. You have had the worst luck in f***ing history. But to top it off, you then went and snitched on yourself? Where they do that at G? You then went up on the fight – trust me a lot of s*** happens to us that we can’t say. And if I’m gonna say it, I’m gonna say it after the fact. You can’t go out there and tell them before that you got hurt and you f***ed up before the fight. We all f***ed up, you can’t tell them the truth. What’s the matter with you G? Where they do that at? Why they snitch on themselves? Please tell me.”
Even though fighter safety should be the UFC’s primary concern at all times, there’s been quite a bit of criticism online regarding how the promotion handled Gordon’s situation. The UFC presumably would have been aware that Gordon had suffered a concussion in the fight with Green, but they still went ahead and booked him to fight Miller before only deciding to pull “Flash” after he mentioned the issue in a public setting.
Gordon may be sidelined for awhile while he and the UFC figure out a suitable timeline for him to recover, but Green is set to return to the cage when he meets former Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson on the main card of UFC 291 next month.
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