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Philippou: 'I thought I lost my eye'

Costantinos Philippou, a mixed martial artist from Merrick

Costantinos Philippou, a mixed martial artist from Merrick who trains with Ray Longo, will make his UFC debut at UFC 128 in Newark. Credit: Spike

Massapequa's Costa Philippou got poked in both eyes at the same time during his UFC 148 middleweight fight against Riki Fukuda last Saturday night.

But he hung on to win the fight -- his fourth straight -- by unanimous decision.

Here's the Serra-Longo fighter's post-fight interview where he says he thought his left actually was no longer attached to his face.

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