If you’ve ever been hit below the belt, you know it’s one of the most excruciating pains imaginable. Now, just think what it would feel like being kicked below the belt by a professional fighter.
It was a heavyweight fight between Myung Hyun-Man and Aorigele. Just seven seconds into the bout, Myung Hyun-Man landed a shot on his opponent. However, this wasn’t a well-placed kick as it connected right with Aorigele’s… well, ballsack.
Aorigele immediately collapsed to the ground, writhing in pain. Doctors rushed in and had to put a sheet over the fighter known as “Kung Fu Panda” while they examined him; The fight was stopped and ruled a no-contest as Aorigele limped his way to the locker room.
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Myung Hyun-Man vs. Aorigele: “The Kick”
MMA Junkie reported that Aorigele was hospitalized for excessive vomiting, but the mixed martial artist was discharged “shortly after his admission.” Other outlets reported that he suffered ruptured testicles as a result. Thankfully, there was no permanent damage done.
Aorigele appeared in good spirits in a YouTube video after his release, pointing out that the viral moment was not intentional or malicious, and he looked forward to a rematch.
“Many people might have misunderstood what happened in our match. It was totally an accident. Myung Hyun-Man didn’t do it intentionally. I would like to tell the fans that I want to show you what is real martial arts. I will show Myung Hyun-Man why I got the name Kung Fu Panda!”Advertisement
The fight was ruled a no-contest, but if we’re being honest, Myung Hyun-Man should’ve taken the loss here based on principle.