A Muay Thai Kick boxer has gone viral after photos of a brutal head injury sustained during a fight via elbow strike emerged online. The incident took place when Jeremy’s opponent landed a big elbow during the bout at the Patong Stadium in Phuket Thailand on Monday night.
Jonny Betts, who trains at the Tiger Muay Thai gym in Phuket, posted images of the injury to Facebook, saying: “Bit of a nasty injury caused by a big elbow on Monday night at Patong stadium. He had surgery last night, wish him a quick recovery!”
Jonny Betts, who trains in the same gym as Jeremy in Thailand, told SPORTbible.com that the fight was eventually stopped by the referee:
“It happened in a professional Muay Thai fight at a local stadium. His Thai opponent landed a big elbow strike that caused the injury. He was fine though. He wasn’t wobbled and kept fighting, but the referee stopped the fight to get a doctor to look at the injury and the doctor obviously stopped it right away.”
Nothing to see here. Just Muay Thai fighter Jonny Betts missing part of his skull. Ouch. Damn those elbows. pic.twitter.com/BugYzyJDQs
— BloodBathMMA (@BloodBath_MMA) December 15, 2017