It goes without saying that the ending of the GLORY 27 main event between Simon Marcus and Artem Levin was among the oddest in combat sports history, and certainly one of the strangest as far as kickboxing is concerned.
Levin—who is known for being a notorious holder—got docked a point for the second time in the fight during the third round and proceeded to quit on the spot, and walked out of the ring in truly bizarre fashion.
Marcus became the new GLORY middleweight champion, but was he shocked to see Levin abruptly walk out of the ring?
“Nope, I didn’t feel like at all,”Marcus told MMAmania.com. “To be perfectly honest with you I could feel during the fight. Watching the fight and the fight I was in feels like two different things. Watching the fight I could see we were going back and forth with certain exchanges and it looked a little bit close. Being in the fight I felt like I was dominating him. I could see his will breaking. I could see him getting frustrated. I could see him close to his breaking point, so it wasn’t a surprise that he didn’t want to continue any more. I could see and feel it on him long before he left the ring.”
Method of victory is not important to Marcus, who is now 2-0-1 against Levin all time. However, he the Canadian-Jamaican did state that Levin’s exit from the ring was more a result of what he was doing than being penalized by referee Al Wichgers.
“I don’t have a preference for what weapons I use; I don’t have a preference in what style I use and I don’t have a preference in how I win,” said Marcus, who defends his title against Dustin Jacoby at GLORY 30. “I’ll take a mental win ….View full article
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