(Photo via Hunt’s Facebook. A few alternate angles of the break can be seen here.)
I believe it was sometime between the fourth and fifth round of his epic slugfest with Antonio Silva last Friday that Mark Hunt resorted to an all elbows strategy of offensive attack. While I figured that it was simply another case of Hunt running out of shits to give, many fans began to speculate that Hunt had broken his hand on Silva’s Tango & Cash-sized jaw earlier in the fight. Well, consider the above photo further proof that “The Super Somoan” is a goddamned warrior in every sense of the word.
As it turns out, Hunt isn’t the only fighter who will be learning to wipe his ass with the other hand in the coming weeks (Author’s note: That is the last time I will steal that joke. I swear). TUF 8 alum Ryan Bader also walked away from Fight Night 33 with a shattered hand on account of Anthony Perosh punching it with his face so often, so check out a couple photos of the damage below.
Bader, who outstruck Perosh 156 to 11 (!) in his unanimous decision victory over the weekend, posted the above photos to his instagram with the caption “I think that’s bad.” I’m no doctor, but I’m inclined to agree with him. We will have updates on the length of Bader’s suspension, as well as Hunt’s, as soon as the information becomes available.