Yes, of course this is going to contain spoilers. I'm giving you the ability to not see it before it happens, though.
My god. The finals of the GLORY 15 Light Heavyweight tournament was Tyrone Spong vs. Gokhan Saki and things were just heating up. Both men looked poised and ready to put on a war. Both men were exchanging blows back and forth while Tyrone was starting to work his leg kicks. Then, well, I'd say that the impossible happened, but the irony is that we've seen this very recently in the UFC. Tyrone went for a right outside leg kick, following a left inside leg kick. Saki pushed his knee out towards the kick and Spong's shin happened to make contact with the knee.
Spong's shin turned into jelly at that moment, as he dramatically fell backwards onto the injured right leg, only to find nothing to stand on. He crashed to the mat with his leg outstretched at the fans gasped. Those who were watching live on Twitter were in completely shock. I shouted out in horror, seeing a young fighter at the top of his game suffering a horrific, possibly career-altering injury in such a huge fight. Saki was a class act, though, immediately checking on Spong and not leaving his side. Saki looked happy to be the GLORY Light Heavyweight Champion, but very upset and concerned about Spong's injury.
This GIF that follows is from ZProphet and is NOT for the feint of heart.
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
His second novel, Terminus Cycle, is available now via Kindle and Paperback.