Damon Jackson and his team still have not found that tooth.
Jackson (18-3-1) caught up with Fightful ahead of his bout against Ilia Topuria at UFC Vegas 16. Reflecting on his craziest sparring sessions, "The Leech" shared told the fable of the phantom tooth.
"I saw a dude get hit with an uppercut and hook combo. His tooth flew out of his mouth and hit the ceiling. We never found it," Jackson shared. "It's like it disappeared. It was the craziest thing. I've never seen a tooth fly out like that. It had so much speed on it. He got hit with an uppercut hook and his tooth shoot out."
"We have a couple of dentists at our gym who could have fixed it, but we couldn't find this dude's tooth. He had to get a full replacement, it was crazy," he concluded. "We looked for a month after."
UFC Vegas 16 takes place on Saturday, December 5 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ESPN+ card is headlined by Jack Hermansson vs. Marvin Vettori. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.