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Broken Shin of the Night: Magomed Malikov Catches a Bad Break Against Brett Rogers [GIF]


(More proof that leg kicks finish fights. / Props: GrabakaHitman via MiddleEasy)

Seriously? How in the hell does this keep happening?

Proving that the MMA shin-break bug can strike at any time, Russian heavyweight Magomed Malikov snapped his leg earlier today while kicking Brett “Da Grim” Rogers at Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 16. Rogers didn’t even check the kick, Destruction-style — Malikov’s leg just kind of fell apart on impact. Horrible. Anyway, good night everybody!

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Following Successful Leg Surgery, Anderson Silva’s Recovery Time Estimated at 3-6 Months


(Photo via Esther Lin/MMAFighting)

Whether or not Anderson Silva should continue fighting after his gruesome leg-break on Saturday is up for debate. But theoretically, Silva could be back in action by the summer if he wanted to. That’s according to the UFC’s official statement on his injury, which was posted on UFC.com yesterday:

Following Saturday evening’s UFC 168 main event, former champion Anderson Silva was taken to a local Las Vegas hospital where he underwent surgery to repair a broken left leg. The successful surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Sanders, the UFC’s orthopedic surgeon, inserted an intramedullary rod into Anderson’s left tibia. The broken fibula was stabilized and does not require a separate surgery. Anderson will remain in the hospital for a short while, but no additional surgery is scheduled at this time. Recovery time for such injuries may vary between three and six months.”

A short time later, Silva posted a short message on his Instagram account saying “I want to thank all my fans and friends for their support and caring messages, I’m fine now and I need to be with my family, a good rest with my children and wife will help me in recovery. Thanks Brazil.”

Maybe the saddest part of all this is that Silva’s hero and potential boxing opponent Roy Jones Jr. now wants to box Nick Diaz since Anderson is out of commission. Come on, Roy…that’s not how we treat a homey.

After the jump: An old but very relevant video from Bas Rutten that explains how to avoid breaking your shin when throwing a leg kick. Plus: Ronda Rousey and her crew react to Silva’s leg-break backstage.

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GIF of the Day: Gustavo Franca Channels Corey Hill, Shatters Leg at WOSC 24


(Oh, just rub some dirt on it, you fairy. We’re sure you’ll be fine.) 

If this .gif from last weekend’s WOCS 24 bout between Magno Alexandre and Gustavo Franca proved anything, it’s that you don’t need to possess a freakish, 6’4″ lightweight frame like Corey Hill to have your leg snapped like a toothpick in an MMA fight. During the first round of a main card featherweight contest, Franca — like Hill before him — threw a low leg kick that was effortlessly checked by Alexandre. Which would have be fine…had Franca not taken a sworn oath against calcium in the 5th grade.

Franca’s leg proceeded to disintegrate beneath him, and I proceeded to regurgitate the contents of my breakfast all over myself. Thankfully, I usually start the day with a fifth of Elijah Craig (aged 18 years) and some York Peppermint Patties, the combination of which tastes just as good going down the second time in puree form.

So, Potato Nation, great lawn chair knockout or GREATEST lawn chair knockout?

-J. Jones

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Video Proof That Miesha Tate Wasn’t the Only Fighter Who Suffered a Grotesque Injury This Weekend


(If you’re squeamish, you’re on the wrong site.)

If you thought Ronda Rousey’s exuberant over-torquing of Miesha Tate’s arm on Saturday night was the most disgusting injury in MMA this weekend, you were mistaken.

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