Sergei Kharitonov was discharged from a local Connecticut hospital last night after getting kicked in the groin by Matt Mitrione, which resulted in a no contest, sources told ESPN. However, he experienced more pain and discomfort this morning and was re-admitted to the hospital. After another round of tests, the doctors determined he did not suffer from any interal bleeding. According to Bellator sources, he does have a hemorrhoid as a result of the kick and has been given topical and pain medication by doctors. He was discharged again moments ago.
Santiago Ponzinibbio, via his management team, has formally asked the UFC to fight Rafael dos Anjos next. He's even willing to fight him on May 11 in Brazil, I'm told. I asked RDA about this and he said he is not against the fight but has yet to be offered a fighting against him.
Update on Cat Zingano and her injured eye: She told ESPN her doctor recently cleared her to train "lightly." No physical contact but she can finally break a sweat. She has a follow-up appointment on March 1. She will also be at the next CSAC hearing on March 19 to discuss how toe pokes should be handled in the future. She is still hoping the UFC grants her a rematch against Megan Anderson.