Maxim Dadashev in critical condition » July 20, 2019
Bad news. IBF #3, WBC #4 super lightweight contender Maxim Dadashev is going into surgery to relieve heavy swelling on his brain. After his fight against Subriel Matias was stopped by cornerman Buddy McGirt at the end of round eleven, Dadashev vomited and was unable to walk to the dressing room. He was rushed to the hospital and lost consciousness in the ambulance.
Buddy McGirt on the stoppage: “I couldn’t convince him (to stop), but at the same time I saw he was getting hit with more and more clean shots as the fight went on and I’m saying to myself, ’Is this worth it?’ One punch can change a whole guy’s life and I wasn’t going to let that happen. I’d rather have them be mad at me for a day or two than be mad at me for the rest of their lives.”