WATCH: Scary Scenes at CFFC 84 as Fighter Collapses Following TKO Stoppage

Published 09/18/2020, 12:40 AM EDT


The brutal nature of MMA and the dangers faced by fighters every time they step into the cage came to the fore at CFFC 84. Recently, in a lightweight bout, fighter Jordan Titoni, fell face first a few seconds after the referee called off the fight. The incident occurred just two minutes into the opening round.

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Pat Sabatini connected with a one-two combination. His right hand left Titoni reeling and he seemed to bend forwards as though he was going for a takedown. Sabatini anticipated it and moved for a takedown defense, but Titoni fell on all fours. He rose, but got hit with a few more strikes as he tried to angle away. 

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As the punch left him dazed, he couldn’t muster any offense. However, he remained on his feet, prompting the referee to observe for a few seconds. Even then, Titoni still couldn’t defend himself sufficiently, and it felt as though he was leaning on the cage for support.

Sabatini landed a brutal shot to the midsection. Later, he connected with three straight strikes to the head that forced the referee to end proceedings at 2:27 in the opening round. Eventually, they had to bring out a stretcher to carry him to the back. 

Jordan Titoni gives fans a thumbs up at CFFC 84

Former WWE superstar and UFC fighter CM Punk was on commentary at the event painted a worrying picture for the fans. He said, “I’m not sure he’s moved.

Per Nolan King’s tweet, the statement came nearly 10 minutes after Titoni collapsed. 

When personnel carried Titoni out, he gave the thumbs up to show fans he had regained his bearings and felt fine. However, the fighter will need to be kept under observation for a while. The promotion will want to ensure he doesn’t have any serious internal injuries from Pat Sabatini’s offensive flurry. 

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What did you make of the stoppage? Was Jordan Titoni done for after the first punch itself? 

Read: “It’s Really a Tough Job to Do” – Miesha Tate Not Blaming Herb Dean for Controversial Stoppage

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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