Brendan Loughnane calls vile eye injury ‘mystery of life’ after 24-hour recovery

MMA star Brendan Loughnane has called the horrific eye injury he suffered in a PFL bout against Abo Huskic and the subsequent recovery a 'mystery of life'.

The 32-year-old Mancunian was left with a bizarre looking swollen eye-socket following his unanimous decision victory to leave viewers feeling a tad queasy.

However, when waking up and checking on his eye the next morning, Loughnane spotted some Wolverine-like recovery powers which left even doctors feeling perplexed.

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Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Sport, Loughnane said: "I haven't either (seen anything like it) it's one of those mysteries in life that we are going to have to let pass by us.

"I woke up and I couldn't even tell which eye it was… I was looking in the mirror thinking 'which eye was it?' It was the most bizarre situation ever. It really was."

Following that victory, Loughnane went on to upset the odds to beat former UFC star Chris Wade and book his place in the PFL Featherweight World Championship later this month.

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The Brit will take on Bubba Jenkins for the $1million pay packet on Saturday November 25, something that he cannot get out of his mind despite his focus on training.

He said: "Sometimes I into waves of thinking about it… but if you think too much about the money and occasion it can spoil the game plan.

"It's in the back of my brain but I can't let it overcome me and I've got to just focus on Bubba Jenkins and putting in the performance like it's just another fight."

With two-time champion Kayla Harrison going up against Larissa Pacheco, Loughnane is in the co-main event with Scot Stevie Ray fighting Olivier Aubin-Mercier in the lightweight final.

Also fighting on MMA's richest night are up-and-coming British-Bulgarian prospect Dakota Ditcheva, as well as new signing Aspen Ladd.

The event can be viewed live in Britain thanks to the PFL's exclusive deal with Channel 4 and their sports YouTube channel, ahead of their DAZN agreement which begins in 2023.


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