Danielle Kelly hopes Gantumur Bayanduuren learned his lesson against Mikey Musumeci

Danielle Kelly | Image courtesy of ONE
Danielle Kelly | Image courtesy of ONE

ONE submission grappling athlete and BJJ star Danielle Kelly recently gave her thoughts on the recent win of Mikey Musumeci over Gantumur Bayanduuren at ONE Fight Night 6. The bout, which was for Musumeci's ONE flyweight submission grappling world title, saw the American pulverize the Mongolian's knee for almost ten minutes.

Bayanduuren's knee and ankle were put in excruciating positions that clearly looked like they'd sustained serious damage. Despite this, the tough-as-nail Sambo specialist refused to tap. He then finished the 10-minute contest on the losing end of a unanimous decision in favor of Mikey Musumeci.

On Mikey Musumeci's massacre of Bayanduuren's knee, Danielle Kelly was highly critical of the Mongolian's refusal to tap out. Kelly told The MMA Superfan on YouTube:

"He [Bayanduuren] learned his lesson, hopefully. He’s in the hospital right now, his leg is all braced up. He can’t train or do anything for 12 months. If I was Mikey, I will attack everything, I’ll attack your other leg. That’s just the competitive mindset. But obviously, you feel bad afterward like ‘Dude, you should have just tapped. You’re not gonna be able to walk.’"

Watch her full interview here:


ONE CEO says Gantumur Bayanduuren's leg injuries are "akin to a motorcycle accident" after bout with Mikey Musumeci

ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong seemed to echo Danielle Kelly's sentiments on Bayanduuren's supposed hubris at ONE Fight Night 6. In an interview SCMP MMA, Sityodtong shed more light on the exact nature of the Mongolian's injuries post-fight.

The ONE CEO said:

"I heard the doctor said Gantumur’s injury was akin to a motorcycle accident where the knee completely detached. Meaning he completely ripped off his MCL, LCL, ACL, and meniscus like nothing was holding the knee together except muscle and the ankle was broken."

The phrase "akin to a motorcycle accident" might be the worst set of words to describe the aftermath of a leglock. Seeing Bayanduuren's knee get twisted out of position, however, it's not surprising to learn about the severity of the damage.

Sityodtong added:

"The doctor said, from the hospital, it was a catastrophic injury that is potentially career-ending so I don’t know if he’s out for a year or if he’s out forever. When you allow your knee to get broken and your ankle to get broken in nine ways to Sunday like that."

Watch his full interview here:


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