UFC light heavyweight Tyson Pedro credits his incredible return to mixed martial arts to a fight with his father where he ended up losing two teeth.
After being on the sidelines for four years due to multiple knee issues, Pedro was close to calling it a day on his career. The 30-year-old made possibly the greatest comeback in UFC history when he knocked out Ike Villanueva inside the first round. He might have walked away had it not been for a gnarly event that transpired between his father and him.
Pedro is set to face Harry Hunsucker on the main card of UFC 278 on Aug. 20 in Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City. Ahead of the upcoming bout, Pedro and his father revealed the details of the vicious fight they got into that ended with Pedro getting stabbed deep in the chest and losing two of his front teeth.
“It was supposed to be a trick,” John told the Daily Telegraph. “I had this trick where I’d throw the knife out,” John says, motioning away from his body with the right hand. “Then catch it again with my left. And mostly, it worked. But that one day, I guess my left hand was a little slow.”
John Told Pedro To Walk It Off
Prior to that point, John – an American Samoan and self-proclaimed ‘hood rat’ – had already knocked his son’s front t