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Costa Philippou talks about the eye poke by Riki Fukuda

Costantinos Philippou, a mixed martial artist from Massapequa,

(Credit: UFC/Josh Hedges)

When Riki Fukuda poked Costa Philippou in both eyes during their fight at UFC 148 in July, the Serra-Longo fighter was none too pleased.

With 1:45 left, Philippou went down quickly from the poke and could be heard screaming "Oh my God" as he winced in pain. It took him several minutes to be able to open his eyes. He still won the fight by unanimous decision.

As the Bayside-based...

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