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Monday, Sep 11, 2017

Gavin Tucker Responds to Argument One Sided Fight Should Have Been Stopped

Gavin Tucker (photo via Twitter / MMA Fighting)

By FCF Staff

Many fans and media members have argued that Gavin Tucker’s one sided bout with Rick Glenn should have been stopped, but the Canadian featherweight says the referee should not be blamed.

Glenn punished Tucker with several, punishing shots during the contest, and by the end of the fight, the latter was badly swollen and bloodied. In response to the wave of criticism that’s been directed at the fight’s ref, Kyle Cardinal, Tucker posted the statement below on Facebook:

In victory say little. In defeat ….less.
ill keep it short and sweet. i lost on Saturday. stop blaming the ref for a bad call. that man let me go out on my shield. he visited while i was in the hospital and apologized. was him and i in that cage. I didnt stop fighting. he saw that. he should sleep easy.
I have four broken bones in my face. the first which started on the jaw in rd 1 and the fight went down for me from there. i have 2 fractured orbital and another vertical fracture in the jaw according to the x ray/CT scan. the heartbreak of losing hurts much worse. throughout the day i wiped alot of blood off my cheek and i can’t say for sure there weren’t some tears in there. I fought w blurred vision and 3 different Rick Glenns kicked the fuck out of me for the last two rds. (i tried to hit the one in the middle) congrats to my opponent. i hope you go far because i plan on seeing you again.
I fought my heart out. I’m a rare breed of straight savage and i don’t need social media to tell me that. however…i am appreciative of all the support i received on here. which is why I’m writing this. I have no excuses and won’t stand for anyone making them for me. that’s not how the north folk get it done.
I have a great Family. a great team. and the greatest women. ill be twice the man for this.
thats it….. Tucker 2.0 is on the way

 

posted by FCF Staff @ 1:05 pm
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