Neurologist Gets Death Threats for Stopping Fight Amidst Possible TBI and Need for TBI Recovery.
The ending of UFC 244’s headliner fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz did not sit well for many fans. After three full rounds of action, New York neurologist Dr. Nitin K. Sethi decided to stop the fight, giving “Gamebred” the TKO win.
The reason for the stoppage was the cuts Diaz had on the right side of his face. In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Dr. Sethi revealed to have been bombarded by online threats from irate and dissatisfied fans.
“I’m a very good neurologist and a very good doctor, and calling me f—ing scum online and calling my office staff and yelling at them, threatening me, I fear for my health and safety,” he said. “Somebody’s going to get hurt, and it’s probably going to be me this time.
“I made an objective call based on my assessment of the fighter,” he explained. “Not just the cut, but the overall assessment of the fighter (and) how the fight was going. Once I felt I could not guarantee the health and safety going forward, I had to make a tough call.(bloodyelbow.com)