A man with a decade of MMA experience found himself in a wild barroom brawl with a college football player over the weekend, and things didn’t go well for the dude who hadn’t trained as a fighter. According to Barstool’s Unnecessary Roughness, University of Oklahoma football player Spencer Jones “almost lost his eye” after the epic throwdown and the 23-year-old wide receiver is now “recovering from eye surgery”.
You can watch a video of the altercation below.
According to TMZ Sports, Jones played in nearly every game last season for the Oklahoma Sooners.
In the video clip, Jones tells one of the men repeatedly to “get the f*** out of here”.
The man didn’t listen.
Instead, Jones gets punched in the face for his efforts at playing bouncer. The OU player gets thrown down to the ground, punched in the face several more times, and put in a chokehold.
No, That Wasn’t an Ex-Ufc Star in Video
The MMA fighter in the video has drawn comparisons to ex-UFC welterweight star Ben Askren. However, Askren revealed on social media on Monday that he wasn’t actually the man in the video.
“It wasn’t me…”, Askren explained.
You can watch Askren’s video below.
Askren is set to take on Jake Paul in a boxing match on April 17.
That YouTuber vs. UFC star pay-per-view bout will be streamed live via Triller.
More Info About MMA Fighter vs. OU Football Player
Per OUDaily, Jones was thought to require surgery on his eye after the fight, but that path wasn’t taken after swelling around the football player’s eye subsided.
According to a spokesperson for Jones, a four-hour outpatient operation to rebuild Jones’ left orbital socket was required to repair his eye.
“Dr. Brooks came out of that surgery saying he’s extraordinarily lucky at this point, that he’s lucky he didn’t lose the eye altogether,” the spokesperson said per OUDaily. “And so he was able to do some things surgically to rebuild that orbital socket and thinks everything is eventually going to come back to normal, but it’s going to take a while for him to fully recover.”
Jones is from Nashville, Tennessee. He transferred to Oklahoma in 2018 after playing two seasons at Liberty.
In 2020, Jones enjoyed his best season for OU. He was named to the All-Big 12 Academic First Team and won the Peter Mortell Holder of the Year Award in 2020 for being the best holder in America.
MMA Fighter vs. OU Football Player Rematch?
According to BJPenn’s Tom Taylor, there are various firsthand accounts of the fight between Spencer and the anonymous MMA fighter and they all vary greatly. Yet, even in all of those different accounts of the fight, Spencer gets worked over by the MMA dude just as soon as things start to turn violent.
The video shows the same.
However, judging by the legalese employed by Spencer’s spokesperson to OUDaily, it does appear a lawsuit could be pending over the throwdown.
So Spencer might have lost his streetfight to the MMA guy, but another battle could be brewing inside an Oklahoma courthouse.
Things might go way differently there.
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