Amanda Nunes, Rafael Dos Anjos, Frank Mir React as Paul Craig Earns T/KO as Jamahal Hill Dislocates in Stunning Fashion

Published 06/12/2021, 11:20 PM EDT


Paul Craig scored an impressive T/KO win over Jamahal Hill in the opening fight of the main card. Craig locked Hill in nasty chain submissions and eventually broke his arm. However, as the referee was late to realize the damage on Hill’s arm, he absorbed more punishment from Craig before the referee stepped in to call an end to the fight.

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It was a very late stoppage. Hill’s injury is one of the nastiest in the fans’ recent memory. Fighters like Amanda Nunes, Katlyn Chookagian, Rafael dos Anjos, and more took to Twitter to react to that fight.

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Here we look at the reaction of some of the biggest names of the past and present UFC roster.

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Fighter reacts to Paul Craig beating Jamahal Hill

Former UFC star James Vick was shocked to see the injury.

Featherweight Shane Burgos, who fought at UFC 262, was clear on his view on the late stoppage.

Katlyn Chookagian was shocked to see that injury.

Former UFC lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos, was in awe of Craig’s impressive technique. He, too, commented on the late stoppage.

Niko Price pointed out the recent surge in the rate of broken bones in the UFC. He understands it’s all part of the game, but is not happy to see this trend grow.

UFC two-division women’s champion, Amanda Nunes, too, showed her dismay at the referee.

UFC featherweight Bryce Mitchell reacted to the incident.

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, also reacted to Craig’s win over Hill.

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It was undoubtedly one of the nastiest injuries in recent times, and ‘Sweet Dreams’ could be out for a considerable amount of time. Craig, on the other hand, will lay claim to getting one of the biggest names of the division after his spectacular T/KO win.

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But the incident will once again raise eyebrows on the refereeing in the UFC. It was a very, very late stoppage.

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What did you make of the timing of the stoppage?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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