After having his head split open in a gruesome loss to Gunnar Nelson on December 8, Alex Oliveira was probably looking forward to a peaceful Christmas. Sadly for him, that ain’t happening…
UFC welterweight Alex Oliveira had a two-fight winning streak snapped at UFC 231. The December 8th showdown saw “Cowboy” take on SBG Dublin’s Gunnar Nelson in Toronto, Canada.
The fight wouldn’t go Oliveira’s way as a savage cut opened from Nelson’s well-targeted elbows. Blood spurted out of the wound as Nelson clamped in the choke for a quick tap. Unfortunately, this might not be the craziest injury Oliveira has suffered this year.
Yesterday, Christmas Eve, Oliveira was involved in an altercation outside a gas station in Brazil. During an interview with Globo TV, Alex Oliveira talks about the street fight that led to an armed gang launching a grenade at him on Xmas Eve, yikes:
“It was a good night, you know? But there are a lot of people in our family who do not like to enjoy Christmas. I went out to feed my mother’s car (ed not: assuming he meant fuel, not a carrot), and on the way I saw my aunt in confusion. I told my aunt not to interfere, I just stopped to try to ease the stop. Because when you have a fighter involved in confusion, you know, right? One guy already got a gun in my nephew’s face. Then began a push-push. The guys were with a machete, a knife, a grenade. And they threw the grenade at me. He flew fragments on my leg, on my foot. They opened my leg to take out the shrapnel, they got the point … I’ve got my leg bandaged here with a bandage,” he said.”