After Ponzinibbio controversy, Masvidal calls for changes to eye-poke rules

After Nelson-Ponzinibbio controversy, Jorge Masvidal calls for changes to eye-poke rules

Last weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Glasgow, Scotland, Argentina’s Santiago Ponzinibbio authored…

“IF YOU’VE EVER BEEN POKED IN THE EYE, MAN, IT SUCKS,” HE SAID. “IT SUCKS IN PRACTICE, AND IT SUCKS EVEN MORE IN THE FIGHT. DEPENDING HOW HARD YOU GET POKED, YOU CAN MAN UP AND KEEP GOING –I’VE DONE THINGS LIKE THAT – BUT YOUR VISION IS OFF. ONE EYE IS SWOLLEN AT THE TIME. FOR SOME REASON, YOU’RE GETTING THAT BLURRED DOUBLE VISION, BECAUSE ONE EYE IS AT A DIFFERENT FOCUS THAN THE OTHER EYE THAT DIDN’T GET POKED. THAT TAKES TIME [TO RECOVER FROM]. THAT’S NOT LIKE, OH A SECOND LATER, BECAUSE THE DOCTOR LOOKED AT IT AND YOU SAID YOU’RE OK. WE’RE ONLY SAYING WE’RE OK BECAUSE WE’RE FIGHTERS.

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