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

  • Warriordave927

    that was awesome,but as a chris lytle fan that sucks to hear he always puts on exciting fights but if he has to retire its better he does it this way and not on loosing streak but i wouldnt mind seeing lytle vs hughes one more time or lytle vs bj as a retirement fight

  • sam_snee

    wow, a fighter that might actually retire with dignity? unheard of. Im a fan of this idea.

  • JoshCarrillo

    thats an amazing KO. Just “Clunk” “Clunk”, and he’s out.

  • sandman

    I’m pretty sure Lytle is a fireman (at least he was a while back). Correct me if I have misunderstood. Maybe he is considering his health to make that retirement when the time comes…

    • SteveBarry

      @sandman He’s still a fireman.

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