Stiches? We don’t need no stinking stitches. That’s apparently what UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold was thinking three weeks before his scheduled bout with Lyoto Machida.
Rockhold, in a post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani, explained the bald spot on the top of his head.
“You see that bald spot? I’m not getting old. I took one day off. It was three weeks before the fight. I just wanted to get some surfing in. The first wave, I do a turn, roll over, and just come back and smacked my head on the reef.”
“Two out of the last four surf sessions that I had at this place, I cracked my head. I’ve been surfing there my whole live and I’ve never hit my head.”
“I couldn’t stitch this one up so I had to actually shave it and glue it because that was the only way to train for the last week of training camp, so I superglued my head. We did surgery on it, shaved it and that’s why there’s a bald spot.”
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