MMA prospect Jack Becker suffered a devastating fractured leg in what was expected to be his final fight before signing with the UFC.
The Australian lightweight fighter was hoping to sign with the major MMA promotion this past weekend at Eternal MMA in Perth, according to The Sun.
However, his chances of participating in the Octagon in the near future were cruelly dashed when he suffered a severe leg break seconds into his rematch with Aidan Aguilera.
Aguilera’s precise check severed the right leg of the Eternal MMA lightweight champion in half.
The painful break rang around the arena, leaving everyone stunned as Becker dropped to the ground while attempting to put weight on his leg.
Becker lay on the cage floor in agony as the referee tended to him and hastily ushered in medical staff.
Becker remained upbeat in the hospital and even joked about the fight’s early conclusion.
Becker said on Instagram, beside a photo of himself looking at his injured limb, “Early stoppage.”
He later posted: “The game is to get as ready as you can. Train your heart out and rock up to take risks and put it all on the line. I did that and so did my team. Everybody who came out and made some noise, it was an experience I’ll never forget, I’m looking forward to feeling it again when I can. Was all going to plan till my leg turned into a noodle.
“@aidanaguileramma I’m glad the belt is bequeathed to a man who values spicey highlights & sportsmanship. I’m sorry that’s how it went down. We deserved more than 22 seconds after the wait we had to perform. Defend the belt and enjoy it cos you deserve to.
“It’s gonna take me a while to get back to all the nice messages. I’m good and I appreciate the thoughts. IL be back moving soon enough. I really wish I could have shown a little more. But that’s the way it goes sometimes.”
Aguilera was quick to send a message of support Becker‘s way, writing on Instagram: “You don’t play MMA, it can be incredibly unforgiving and cruel.
“Nothing but respect for (Becker) on how he conducts himself inside and outside the cage.
“After it happened his first concern was sitting up so he could gesture to the crowd that he was ok – took it like an absolute gangster and was able to have a laugh even before the green whistle was brought in.
“You’re a champion jack and I hope to represent the same qualities in my reign.
“I have no doubt you have the strength and grit to get through the tough road ahead and I look forward to seeing you back.”