Fifteen seconds into the world championship fight, Javier Vazquez stepped forward for a single leg take-down, but when he planted his foot, his right knee buckled.
Javier did not stop, instead he continued to drop his weight and took his opponent to the mat.
Both fighters scrambled to stand up. When Javier stepped back, his knee collapsed again and a confused look revealed on his face.
Seconds later, Javier stepped forward and threw a left/right combination and his knee buckled a third time before he toppled to the mat.
It became painfully obvious to everyone watching that Javier’s knee was wrecked – but he kept fighting. Javier battled not just his opponent, but also his failing leg for three grueling rounds of back and forth action. Continue reading