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MMA Fighter Andrew Whitney Accidentally Punches Ring Girl After Loss

The unidentified woman was deemed to be uninjured after the fact.

Normally the hazards of being a ring girl might include catcalls from the spectators.

But recently a woman in the ring got punched by a combatant in a mixed martial arts fight.

It was deemed an accident and she’s apparently OK.

Angry after losing to Farkhad Sharipov in a Titan FC bout on Dec. 2 in Coral Gables, Florida, Andrew Whitney, aka The Beast, wheeled around and threw a random punch out of frustration, striking the woman in the face.

Jeff Aronson, CEO of Titan FC, told outlets that the woman (who was not identified) was examined by the ringside doctor and “indicated she was fine and was more surprised by the punch than injured.”

Aronson said that while the punch was unintentional, “We have spoken with Andrew Whitney and his management and are taking appropriate actions to make sure this unforeseen incident is not repeated.”

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