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Brian Ebersole Cartwheel Kick KO, Chris Lytle May Retire Following Knee Surgery

Brian Ebersole may have failed to connect with his cartwheel kicks against Chris Lytle at UFC 127, but after watching the video above, you’ll see why he tried. Poor Shannon Forrester had no idea what was coming.

Speaking of Ebersole-Lytle, it turns out Lytle was far from 100% when they fought Saturday night. MMA Fighting is reporting that Lytle underwent knee surgery four weeks before the fight to have an injured meniscus removed. Lytle has kept the surgery under wraps because he didtn’t want to use it as an excuse or take away from Ebersole’s win. Lytle may be getting tired of the injuries too because according to his agent, Ken Pavia, Lytle is now considering retirement.

“He’s considering his options, and retirement is one of them,” said Pavia, who added that Lytle is likely to take some time before making any decision.

“He’ll never use that stuff as an excuse, and the reason he tried to keep this quiet is because he wants to make sure that Ebersole gets all the credit in the world for his win, and for livening up the fight,” he said.

UFC 127 marked Lytle’s 53rd professional MMA fight. I’d say he deserves a peaceful retirement if that’s what he chooses.

Video tip via MiddleEasy

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