Terrance McKinney discusses his win at UFC 263, claims fear of being fined resulted in injury

By Harry Kettle - June 17, 2021

UFC newcomer Terrance McKinney has discussed the circumstances surrounding his injury and his actual win from UFC 263.

Terrance McKinney

McKinney, on short notice, made his UFC debut last weekend and certainly didn’t disappoint. He went toe to toe with Matt Frevola and while he was known as a dangerous fighter, few would’ve expected that he would knock Frevola out just seven seconds into the first round.

He also went on to injure his leg during the celebrations immediately after the KO, and during a recent interview with MMA Fighting, McKinney spoke about how it all went down.

“I was like, ‘God dang it, I’m an idiot,’” McKinney said on What the Heck. “Because I remember I was about to hop onto the cage to sit on there, but I remembered they said something like, ‘You can’t do that anymore, or you’ll get fined.’ So it was like so fast, I had to double think, I wasn’t even focused on that, it was like, ‘Oh, I can’t do that.’

“That’s what I was thinking in my head, and then I wasn’t thinking about the landing and I landed on my leg weird.”

“I don’t think [it’s a tear] because I can walk on it now, but I’m not a doctor and I’ve got a high pain tolerance, so I’ve just got to get it checked out either way,” McKinney said, later adding, “I don’t think it’s anything major and if it is, it’s not my first injury, so I’ll make sure I take care of my body, listen to it well, and not rush back.”

Quotes courtesy of MMA Fighting

How far do you think Terrance McKinney can go in the Ultimate Fighting Championship? What did you think about his debut fight? Let us know your thoughts on his progress and UFC 263 as a whole down in the comments, BJPENN Nation!

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