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Horror moment UFC star Brian Ortega's shoulder POPS OUT in painful loss to Yair Rodriguez in New York Fight Night | The Sun

UFC star Brian Ortega suffered a horrific shoulder dislocation to hand Yair Rodriguez the victory in New York on Saturday.

The 31-year-old gifted his featherweight rival the win towards the end of the first round after his shoulder popped out of its socket.



After grappling with Rodriguez where he was above the Mexican, Ortega was looking to wriggle out of an arm bar.

He managed to do so, but rather than pressing ahead with a strike on El Pantera, he immediately fell to his back.

The fight was quickly called to an abrupt end, much to the disappointment of not only the two fighters, but the commentators too.

Watching Ortega collapse on the canvas, Cormier instantly blurted: "His shoulder popped out."

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Paul Felder was left greatly disappointed by the premature ending, as he said: "Oh no."

Jon Anik then stated: "About as anti-climactically a main event could end. Brian Ortega's shoulder appears to have popped out."

Having pinpointed the moment it happened on the replay, Cormier remarked: "Watch how he pulls out of the arm bar. Oh you see it, there it is! You can see the shoulder out."

It was a sad ending to the contest, with both men landing huge punches.

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Ortega confirmed the dislocation after the fight, where he stated he may now have to undergo surgery on his shoulder for a third time.

He said: "I’m so f****** sorry. I don’t know how this happened. I wanted to keep going, this thing came out.

"I’ve got two shoulder surgeries already. I might need a third one, who knows.

“We got stuck in a situation and his body was tight and I don’t know, it just yanked. I was not in submission danger. I tried to clear the leg and my arm just popped out.

"Yair, congratulations — if you don’t get the title fight, or whatever happens, let’s do this right.

"I want both of us to leave it all in here. Because I know that’s what we came to do."

Rodriguez could now be in line for a shot at Alexander Volkanovski's featherweight belt later in the year.

The 29-year-old has declared he would be willing to have a rematch with Ortega, but would rather it be for a world title.

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He remarked: "It’s unfortunate he dislocated his shoulder or whatever. I already told him, we could run it back any time.

"We can do this but I’d rather do it for a championship instead of being in a situation like this. It's unfortunate."


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