(‘Whoa, guys, I just had the worst dream. Dan Henderson poked me in the eye and head-butted me and I lost the decision anyway and then…why are you all looking at me like that? Where am I? And why do I suddenly have no depth perception?’)
It’s all fun and games until somebody gets poked in the eye. Word from Rich Franklin’s official website is that he will not need Anthony Johnson-esque surgery to repair the eye that Dan Henderson got knuckle-deep into, which is always good news.
In addition to the eye-poke injury, Franklin also needed stitches in his head on account of the Hendo head-butt that opened up a nasty cut on his forehead, as well as stitches on his shin to close a cut resulting from one of his many kicks in the fight. Basically, it was a rough night. At least he had his special pink travel pillow to comfort him on the long journey home.
More pics of the damage “Ace” suffered are after the jump. Take a look at those and then ask yourself anew, ‘Do you want to be a f*cking fighter?!’