Has there ever been a better opening fight than Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler at the UFC268, Madison Square Garden?
The former champions, World Series of Fighting and Bellator MMA champions, respectively, have built their careers off a reputation for engaging in all situations, creating havoc in the octagon and the fights normally ends well within the full time. On Saturday night inside the famous MSG, New York, both these warriors gave it their all by beating the crap out of each other for three straight rounds.
In the end Gaethje would get his hand raised, well deserved no doubt, but both men had received enough head trauma for UFC to quickly whisked them to hospital for a checkup. No interviews and no press access, just straight to the hospital. After some hours, they shared a hospital selfie, both seemed all ok and ready to continue their careers.