At UFC Fight Night 32, Rony Jason received his first UFC loss at the hands of Jeremy Stephens via first round knockout. The loss was devastating for Jason. After he went back to the locker room, he let his emotions get the best of him and sliced open his arm by striking a door with his elbow. Following the incident, he was taken to the hospital in order to receive stitches. It was also reported that he needed some stitches around his eye from punching himself in the face. Ouch.
It seems that things just keep getting worse for Rony Jason; he was recently issued a 30 day suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct by CABMMA in addition to his 180 medical suspension.
Not only is this latest stunt extremely embarrassing, it’s also a major setback for the twenty-nine year old Brazilian. Combining both of these suspensions, Jason will not be eligible to compete until June 9th, 2014.
Although UFC President Dana White has yet to comment on the suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct, he initially sympathized with Jason regarding the locker room incident.
“Listen, this stuff happens, man,” White told MMAJunkie.com “Especially a young guy, a big loss like that, a devastating loss like that, you do stupid stuff sometimes. I don’t think he expected to slice his arm open and get hurt, but it happens.”
It’s likely that White won’t agree with CABMMA’s decision to suspend the fighter for unsportsmanlike conduct.