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Everyone was disappointed with how UFC Las Vegas 21 ended on Saturday night, but no more so than the two fighters

The bout was abandoned and declared uncontested when Leon Edwards accidentally stabbed Belal Mohammed’s eye at the beginning of the second round

UFC President Dana White had promised Edwards that if he won, he would be next in line to face the winner of Kamaru Usman’s next fight, who could be Jorge Masvidal

Muhammad had his own winning streak with four fights and was moved to tears in the octagon

Edwards had looked good at first and his punch was a noticeable factor. When he landed a high kick, his outstretched hand accidentally caught Muhammad

Herb Dean checked Muhammad, but the fighter’s vision was compromised and decided he could not continue the fight, at which point it was decided that there was no competition

“Sorry Belal brother I’m sorry brother” @Leon_edwardsmma apologized to @ bullyb170 for the accidental eye bump that resulted in their # UFCVegas21 fight being declared a No Decison picTwittercom / f9JtRM7jA8

Names like Daniel Cormier and Darren Till had similar issues, and UFC pros took to Twitter last night to say enough is enough It is time the fighters were issued new gloves

Aljmain Sterling was among them, writing, “They are out there I just don’t understand what we are waiting for to make these changes How many more eye injuries will it take us to bring in these new gloves that greatly reduce finger spread”

Before the fight, UFC fans had criticized Edwards for the threat he placed on Muhammad after the deliberations

Of course this is all part of the game and Edwards showed his true colors after the disappointing end of his competition

They’re out there I just don’t understand what we’re waiting for to make these changes.How many more eye injuries will it take us to bring in these new gloves that greatly reduce finger spread # UFCVegas21

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