sport news Khalil Rountree Jr's BRUTAL oblique kick sparks debate over legality of the ...

sport news Khalil Rountree Jr's BRUTAL oblique kick sparks debate over legality of the ...
sport news Khalil Rountree Jr's BRUTAL oblique kick sparks debate over legality of the ...
Khalil Rountree Jr is slammed by UFC stars over his BRUTAL oblique kick on Modestas Bukauskas as fellow fighters call for 'knee stomper' technique to be banned... but American defends his use of the 'great defensive move' Khalil Rountree Jr beat Modestas Bukauskas on Saturday with an oblique kick The move severely hurt the Lithuanian who now needs a MRI scan on his knee The knee stomping action is one of UFC's biggest controversies at the moment UFC stars were split over whether the fierce kick should remain legal in the sport Rountree and Bukauskas defended the former's actions after the Las Vegas fight

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UFC star Khalil Rountree Jr's brutal knockout victory over Modestas Bukauskas has sparked a debate among the industry's fighters over whether the oblique kick should remain legal.

The American MMA star beat light-heavyweight rival Bukauskas in their Saturday night UFC Vegas 36 clash, with Rountree performing the kick - also known as the knee stomper - to seal his second round victory in the octagon. 

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Lithuanian fighter Bukauskas fell to the floor in agony and is now facing a MRI scan to determine the extent of the knee injury that brought about his defeat over the weekend.

Khalil Rountree Jr beat Modestas Bukauskas via an oblique kick at UFC Vegas 36 on Saturday

Khalil Rountree Jr beat Modestas Bukauskas via an oblique kick at UFC Vegas 36 on Saturday

Bukauskas was severely hurt by the 'knee stomper' move and is now facing a MRI scan

Bukauskas was severely hurt by the 'knee stomper' move and is now facing a MRI scan

But some of UFC's biggest stars have now questioned whether the oblique kick should be legal as it could potentially end many careers prematurely if it is continued to be accepted in the sport.

UFC Middleweight star Kevin Gastelum tweeted: 'This strike should be illegal. It is a career ender. Who can we talk to about this? @ufc

'This in now way is a knock on Rountree. His performance and execution was great to watch. But this strike should be addressed.'

Welterweight competitor Belal Muhammad added: 'Ahhh that technique should be banned that’s career changing'

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