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Rony ‘Jason’ Goes to Hospital After Punching Wall Following KO Loss

Written by Tom Ngo
November 9th, 2013

UFC TUF Brazil Rony Jason Mariano

Remember when former Washington Redskins quarterback Gus Frerotte concussed himself when he celebrated a touchdown by willingly ramming his head into a padded wall? If not, simply enter “Gus Frerotte” in YouTube’s search menu and “Gus Frerotte Headbutt” is the first option that automatically shows up on the drop-down list. True story.

Well, UFC featherweight Rony “Jason” Mariano (pictured) committed a similar act Saturday night – except Jason sent his arm through the wall and he did it after a highlight reel knockout loss to Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 32.

“He punched a wall, and had to be transported to the hospital. That’s what happened,” UFC president Dana White shared at the post-fight press conference while giggling. “He punched his arm through the wall and he sliced the back of his arm wide open and had to go [get] stitches. I don’t know how deep it is or how serious it is.

“This stuff happens, man. Especially young guys, a big loss like that, and a devastating loss like that, you do stupid stuff sometimes. I don’t think he expected to slice his arm open and get hurt … it happens.”

Jason was riding an eight-fight winning streak into tonight’s shootout, with his last three victories coming in the UFC. The Brazilian’s professional record dropped to 13-4 after using his face to block Stephen’s skin.

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