UFC Fighter: I Broke Tamerlan's Nose, Should've 'Finished' Him
UFC fighter John Howard wishes he could have "finished" alleged Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev after he broke his nose during a training session three years ago.
"I wish I could have finished the guy," Howard told Fox Sports.
Howard reportedly trained with Tsarnaev at the Wai Kru gym in Boston and during one session, "Tsarnaev suddenly turned up the heat, going forward with full intensity. Training partners generally go less than full speed in an effort to protect each other and avoid injury, but now Tsarnaev was throwing his best punches with bad intentions."
"I said to myself, 'You want to go hard? Let's go hard,'" Howard said. "And that's when I landed a left hook that broke his nose."
After knocking Tsarnaev out, "Howard felt remorse and apologized repeatedly. Now, he wishes he would have went further."
"I still don't believe it," he said. "This whole thing is unreal, like a movie. It's been one crazy experience. I've gotten a lot of handshakes and thank yous, and now the best possible ending is me finishing with a win bonus and knockout bonus. It's got to be the left hook."
Tsarnaev had been a "Golden Gloves" boxer and had been training for various fights before he reportedly traveled to Chechnya.