Trevin Giles FAINTS before UFC Vegas 5 clash as opponent Kevin Holland accuses him of deliberately avoiding 'smackdown’August 2, 2020
UFC star Trevin Giles was forced out of his fight against Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 5 after fainting backstage.
It was supposed to be the opening fight on the main-card, but was shelved after the middleweight collapsed.
Giles' management team later confirmed that he would be spending the night in hospital "for further medical evaluation".
But his opponent Holland was sceptical of the incident, even accusing Giles of feigning illness.
In an interview with reporters at the event, the 27-year-old said: “In the back of my head, I’m honestly believing that he held his breath until he passed out.
"So that way, he didn’t get the smackdown.”
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Giles wasn't the only fighter spending the night in a ward.
British star Joanne Calderwood had to be rushed to hospital when she collapsed AFTER her defeat in Las Vegas.
Calderwood was beaten in the first round by Jennifer Maia.
Her heart rate dropped and she was immediately taken to hospital soon after the end of the bout.
Calderwood, 33, had been forced into a submission near the end of the first round.
The Scot's camp, including coach John Wood, said she passed out soon after leaving the octagon.
She is now stable and conscious after responding to treatment.
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