Sam Patterson had a scary reaction after getting knocked out against Yanal Ashmoz.
During the UFC 286 preliminary card, two promotional newcomers were looking to make a statement inside the O2 Arena in London, England. Patterson was fighting in front of his fellow countrymen, but Ashmoz spoiled his UFC debut with a vicious knockout.
In the first round, Ashmoz landed a clean counter right hand and followed up with vicious ground and pound that ended the fight. Shortly after getting knocked out, Patterson stood up without knowing where he was. The English-born fighter thought he was still fighting and attempted to grapple with referee Marc Goddard.
Patterson’s post-knockout reaction was another reminder of how dangerous MMA is. It also showcased the highs and lows of MMA, with one fighter having a surreal UFC debut and the other suffering a brutal knockout in front of his fans.
Watch Sam Patterson attempt to fight Marc Goddard below:
Fans claim Marc Goddard was late to stop Yanal Ashmoz’s win against Sam Patterson
After Yanal Ashmoz landed a picture-perfect right hand, Sam Patterson never recovered on the ground. With that said, Ashmoz delivered an onslaught of ground and pound before Marc Goddard stopped the fight. As the video of Patterson struggling to recover surfaced on social media, fans accused Goddard of a late stoppage, including some saying:
“Mark G. stopped so late. I felt bad for him.”
“Late stoppage He took at least 5 punches more than he had to”
“Should have let him throw a few punches at Marc after all he f*cked up the stoppage”
“Marc’s stoppage seemed a little late on this occasion”
“As he should, Wake the f*ck up Marc goddard”
Ashmoz extended his undefeated MMA record to 7-0 at UFC 286. The Israelian-born fighter also secured his sixth win inside the distance. With minimal damage suffered against Patterson, he might return to the Octagon sooner than later.
Meanwhile, Patterson might need some time off before fighting again. ‘The Future’ lost for the second time as a pro, leading to a 10-2-1 record. The 26-year-old will look to get back on track in his next Octagon appearance.