UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Raymond Daniels absolutely didn’t go into his Bellator 245 most important-card opener against Peter Stanonik hunting to set his opponent out on a stretcher soon after a pair of horrific lower blows.
But that is what happened, as the battle ended early in the next spherical because of to again-to-back again spinning back again kicks which landed down below the waistline, the second of which finished the bout in a no-contest. And the champion kickboxer-turned-mixed martial artist, who does not have a status as a soiled fighter, was mortified with how things played out Friday night.
“I hope my opponent Peter is Ok,” Daniels instructed MMA Junkie right after the combat. “Obviously I in no way mean to strike any one with any form of reduced blows, or any time you knock a human being out or down, obviously, I want them to be Ok, so I hope that he is Alright.”
It was crystal clear from the outset Daniels (2-1 MMA, 2- BMMA) was hunting for a emphasize-reel knockout, as he threw flashy strikes in the course of the struggle. Whilst Daniels thinks his first a single was not far off the concentrate on, he stated he realized right absent the next just one landed on Stanonik (5-4 MMA, – BMMA) way much too minimal.
“I experienced an full distinct ending in my intellect, but regretably it didn’t get there,” Daniels said. “First time which is at any time sort of transpired. The initial time I believed it was a physique shot, but my foot is variety of massive so it handles a whole lot. The second time I undoubtedly strike him in the groin really clean.
“He kicked me and type of knocked me off balance, which produced me pass up my goal a minimal little bit. So, you know, it’s unfortunate. 2020 has been that sort of outrageous 12 months, all kinds of stuff has transpired, I usually never miss out on my kicks like that.”
Daniels even now has faith in his ability to toss spinning again kicks, which he thinks is his biggest weapon. But he’s continue to in disbelief issues performed out as they did on Friday night.
“The spin kick is the most difficult technique to toss in all of fight sports,” Daniels stated. “My spin kick is my bazooka, my greatest grenade launcher, whatever you want to phone it. It can finish items in an immediate, anywhere it lands. Unforunately it landed in the mistaken vicinity, I hope he’s Okay, like I explained, I never ever want to hurt my opponents in that way where by they have to get carried off or anything like that.”