Devin Clark Gives Dental Update After Gruesome UFC Vegas 37 Fight

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Devin Clark and Ion Cutelaba, UFC Vegas 37
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Devin Clark punches Ion Cutelaba of Moldova in a light heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Let’s hope Devin Clark isn’t afraid of the dentist.

Clark, who showed some incredible heart in a loss to Ion Cutelaba in the UFC Vegas 37 co-main event on Saturday, took some equally incredible, and downright gruesome, damage. Mainly to his teeth, which appeared to be rearranged partway through the fight.

His dental issues were so bad, in fact, that Clark nearly quit the fight between rounds, before ultimately choosing to continue.

Down badly on the scorecards, there’s an argument to be made that a corner, or cageside physician, should have stopped the fight. Regardless, this is what Clark’s smile looked like during the fight.

As cliche as it sounds, here’s a great time to break out the old “so you wanna be a f*cking fighter???” quote.

Following surgery to repair his mangled chompers, Clark gave an update on the situation. In a video shared by Dr. David Abbasi, Clark explains that “They were able to pull the teeth back kinda into place, temporarily now. Got temporary braces. Little better.”

It’s a safe bet that Clark, who fell to 12-6 following the loss, won’t be fighting for a while. Meanwhile, his opponent, Cutelaba, expressed his displeasure at the fight being allowed to continue with Clark so clearly injured.

“I looked and I’m not happy,” Cutelaba said during Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “I’m not happy.” The light heavyweight believes it was a combination of a knee and some punches that did the damage. “My knee and hand. Very strong punch, but Clark is a very, very good fighter and I am strong and my punch is very tough, but he’s very strong, my opponent.”

Too strong, too tough for his own good, perhaps.

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