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So It Turns Out Rick Story Derailed the Gunnar Nelson Hype Train With a Broken Ankle

(Well, that’s a little different than how I would’ve played it.)

The only thing more surprising than Rick Story’s five round routing of Icelandic prospect Gunnar Nelson at Fight Night 53 last weekend was probably the fact that one of the judges actually awarded the fight to Nelson — and by “surprising” I of course mean “in line with everything we’ve come to expect about the state of MMA judging.” But today (yesterday), a truly surprising fact of the fight was dropped by Story via Twitter.

As it turns out, not only was Story able to temporary derail the “Gunni” hype train while fighting on foreign soil, but he was able to do so with a broken ankle to boot. Sounds like a real “Horror” story, amiright fellas? (*crickets*)

According to Story, he suffered the brutal injury to his left ankle in the second round of the five round main event, and is unsure of whether or not it would require surgery or what his return timetable would be. Let’s hope his entrance into the top 15 of his division (at #12) will provide him some comfort in these trying times.


Fight of the Day: UFC Vet Rob Kimmons Scores/Suffers Double Knockdown, Broken Ankle at ‘Epic Fight Night 1′

(Fight starts at the 3:50 mark. I know, it’s no “mumblegumblemurglegurgle” but I promise that the next one will be funnier.)¬†

Because we feel obligated to pass along whatever disgusting, pro-wrestling inspired, or plain brilliant videos we come across on a daily basis — often regardless of their relationship to MMA — here’s a video of UFC veteran Rob “The Rosedale Reaper” Kimmons breaking his ankle in three places during his headlining fight with Tyler Stinson at ‘Epic Fight Night 1′ yesterday. While the break itself isn’t all that gruesome when you’ve masturbated to¬†witnessed such horrific moments as Corey Hill vs. Dale Hartt, it’s what leads up to it that truly sets this gem apart from most MMA injury videos out there.

Just over 30 seconds into the first round, Kimmons and Stinson land simultaneous left hooks, sending both fighters crashing to the mat. Murder boner status: Half-mast. But as Kimmons tumbles to the canvas, he does so with his ankle twisted beneath him — think Cro Cop vs. Gonzaga, then tuck it into your belt. The presiding referee fails to notice this, of course, and allows a wobbled Stinson to slinky his way over to a clearly down-for-the-count Kimmons and drop a few more unwarranted punches before calling it a day. Murder boner: Achieved. Mazzagatti disciple: CERTIFIED.

We’d like to wish Rob the best of luck on his road to recovery, as well as ensure him that by the time he is retired, MMA refs will still be mostly incompetent when it comes to protecting their fighters. We’ve never been known for our bedside manner.

-J. Jones