Jamahal Hill's temple shot to Johnny Walker sent him KO'd in a strange way
The highly anticipated UFC Vegas 48 took place this weekend with some incredible knockouts, but one left fans especially baffled.
During the match between Jamahal Hill and Johnny Walker, Hill threw a punch at Walker's head three minutes into the match which sent Walker flailing backward.
Hill hit Walker's temple, causing him to lose all control of his limbs and pass out. As Walker hit the mat, Hill went in for another blow. The referee jumped in to stop Hill once he realized Walker was injured.
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Jamahal Hill in the first #UFCVegas48pic.twitter.com/raOCozhIHe
Orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, Dr. David Abbasi posted a video explaining why Walker reacted the way he did. "[Temple shots] can be very, very deadly because what happens it causes a sudden rotation of the head."
In the video it's clear Walker's body was surprised by the temple shot, causing him to lose control of his body.
"When you have sudden brain hit like that, you have an uncontrolled sudden dump of these neurotransmitters... the electrical activity rises to a level the brain is not capable of handling," Dr. Abbasi said.
Walker posted to his Twitter on Sunday saying, "A lot of commitment and focus and training and suffering, one lost will not defeat me , I’ll keep moving forward, not as much as a did you [Jamahal] because I can get caught haha"
A lot of commitment and focus and training and suffering, one lost will not defeat me , I\u2019ll keep moving forward, not as much as a did you jamahal because I can get caught haha but I mean towards my dream , I\u2019m hard to break, let\u2019s Fucking go I\u2019m ready again, no mistakes nowpic.twitter.com/jBtoHgTNy3