Cape Town - Saturday night saw undisputed champion Igeu
Kabesa defend his title for a third time in a competitive 5-round war against Scotland's Calum Murrie at EFC 74.
unbeknown to anyone but Murrie himself, he had broken his arm in the fourth round, but continued fighting until the final bell.
was noticeably absent from the post-event press conference as he had been
transported to hospital for treatment.
blocked a kick with my arm somewhere in the fourth round,” explained Murrie
when reached for comment.
“When I went back to my corner, I could feel it
clicking and knew it was broken, but didn’t say anything to my corner other
than that my arm was sore.”
continued, “I remember in the fifth, my corner was shouting to punch, but I was
just thinking I can’t. And I can’t shout back why; cause then Kabesa would know
and attack it.”
added, “Props to Kabesa for being the better man on the night and thanks to EFC for always looking after us.”
Scottish warrior has suffered three breaks in his right ulna. He will not
require surgery, but is not medically fit to fly home until Thursday.