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UFC Fighter Chokes Out Opponent, Then Helps Him Regain Consciousness

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UFC Fighter Chokes Out Opponent, Then Helps Him Regain Consciousness

UFC fighter Makwan Amirkhani showed his class last night when he immediately went to help his opponent after choking him out.

The 31-year old put Scotsman Danny Henry away with an anaconda choke in the first round of their featherweight bout at UFC 251, but it was after the fight was finished where we truly saw what Amirkhani is about.

Instead of wildly celebrating an impressive victory on 'Fight Island', Mr Finland's first thought was to come to the aid of the man he had just submitted.

Amirkhani untangled Henry's toes and then lifted his legs in a wonderful act of sportsmanship.

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Amirkhani deserves a tremendous amount of respect for his selfless actions, which only underline why he is so well-liked within the sport.

Amirkhani, who has a goal of challenging for the featherweight title at some point in the near future, was delighted with his latest win.

"Everything went terribly wrong in my last fight. I got a new opportunity to show I belong here and what I'm about," he said post-fight, as per Russia Today.

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"I feel amazing, like a reborn child. Victories are always nice, but in the first round is always sweeter.

"It's never nice when there's someone on top of you trying to hold you down. It makes you tired and slows you down. That was my plan.

"But I also knew it was early and we both had dry skin, so I just said, 'Let's finish the fight quick.' When I saw the opportunity to go for the anaconda, I secured the choke."

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Topics: UFC News, MMA News, UFC 251, UFC, MMA

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