The UFC lightweight contender suffered a disappointing second-round TKO loss to Gamrot in Saturday’s main event at the UFC APEX when a wayward kick led to an apparent leg injury for Fiziev, prematurely ending what appearing to be turning into a scintillating contest.
The extent of Fiziev’s injury remains undetermined, however the 30-year-old Kazakhstan native released his first message following his loss, posting a video on Instagram filmed at a local Las Vegas hospital.
“Second round [the injury happened]. Look, everybody [is] here. What a business, yeah? What a business, guys. The best business in the world. Everybody here. Alhamdulillah.”
Depending on the extent of the injury, Fiziev may miss significant time, with his UFC return unlikely until sometime in 2024. “Ataman” has now lost two consecutive bouts after rattling off a six-fight win streak that carried him to precipice of UFC title contention.