You know what you probably shouldn’t do when your opponent has you off your feet and headed for the mat? This.
Zelg Galesic broke Taiei Kin’s arm when he attempted to stop this takedown during their bout at Dream.4 this weekend. It’s one of the most embarrassing but still not uncommon injuries in all of MMA, sort of like breaking your wrist Rollerblading.
Something about these kinds of injuries makes me feel at once a little sick and also like I want to see it again and again. This one is especially ugly. In fact, I’m hard-pressed to recall a worse injury from someone trying to break their fall during a takedown.
Oh, right. Now I remember…