MMA community reacts to Craig’s insane, last-second comeback against Ankalaev

MMA community reacts to Paul Craig’s insane, last-second comeback against Magomed Ankalaev

Last night, on the undercard of the UFC’s return to London, England, Scottish light heavyweight Paul Craig return to…

To say Craig had his back against the wall in this fight would be an understatement. After debuting in the Octagon with a first-round armbar of Henrique da Silva, Craig suffered back-to-back, first-round stoppage losses at the hands of Tyson Pedro and Khalil Rountree. In a matter of months, he’d tumbled from the ranks of the UFC’s most promising light heavyweight prospects to the undesirable company of fighters at risk of losing their jobs. As if the stakes weren’t already high enough, Craig’s London bout with Ankalaev also marked the final fight on his UFC contract, meaning a loss would almost certainly result in his being dropped by the promotion.

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