Alistair Overeem suffered a gruesome lip injury during his knockout loss against Jairzinho Rozenstruik on Saturday.
The 39-year-old heavyweight competitor was battling Rozenstruik in the main event of UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C. He got knocked out with four seconds left in the fifth round.
To top it off, Overeem suffered a huge gash to the left side of his upper lip. He tweeted he was getting “stitched up” after the fight and lamented what he called a “fast stoppage.”
“Getting stitched up. Lip not to sexy at the moment.. a little bit a fast stoppage if u ask me — but hope u guys enjoyed the fight,” he tweeted.
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Overeem had plastic surgery on his lip Sunday and was resting afterward, ESPN reported.
Overeem fell to 45-18 overall while Rozenstruik improved to 10-0.
It’s unclear what the future holds for Overeem after his latest loss. The Dutch fighter is now 2-3 in his last five bouts and has suffered 14 knockout losses in his long mixed martial arts career.