Evan Dunham claimed that he would be retiring after his fight with Francisco Trinaldo. If he was second guessing it at all, after UFC Sao Paulo, retirement was a good decision for him. With about 1-minute left in the second round, Trinaldo threw and landed a knee to Dunham’s body that would have stopped a tractor in its tracks.
Perfectly timed and placed, the knee doubled Dunham over. Immediately he howled at the excruciating pain that he was feeling. It was probably one of the easier stoppages for referee Marc Goddard, as a scream is the same thing as verbally submitting.
Dunham has been an outstanding UFC lightweight in his career. It’s tough to go out this way, but Dunham was up and about on his own accord, shortly after.