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Oh Great, Another MMA Fighter Snapped His Leg in Half Yesterday


(Props: Esporte Interativo via MMAFighting)

Sunday night at Favela Kombat 10 in Sao Goncalo, Brazil, a fighter named Marcos “Rino” Souza fractured his right tibia when his opponent Cristian Goetz checked his leg kick. (The announcer immediately shouts Opa!, as if his flaming cheese had just arrived.)

To quote our own Bear Siragusa, it’s not a repeat of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman, it’s like some weird reenactment. I mean, here we have a dark-skinned Brazilian in yellow compression shorts — who was clearly trying to swagger-jack Andy in the first place — throwing a leg kick at his Caucasian counterpart, and paying the price with a floppy limb.

Sure, Silva broke his left leg, not his right one, but the visual is similar enough to make you do a double-take. All this video lacks is Goetz’s cornerman saying “Good, fuck’im.”

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Watch Tyrone Spong’s Leg Break Like Anderson Silva’s at GLORY 15 [GIF/Video]

To be honest, we’re not huge kickboxing fans here at CagePotato. In fact, we used to sacrifice kickboxers to high school wrestlers and BJJ blue belts in illegal challenge matches in the basement of CagePotato HQ until Johnny Law put a stop to it.

But we’re writing about this awful injury now because Tyrone Spong is still an MMA fighter (he’s 2-0 and fights for WSOF, in case you forgot) and this so closely mirrors Anderson Silva‘s (in)famous leg break that we had no choice but to post it (either that or it’s a slow news day, pick one).

On Saturday, Spong was fighting at GLORY 15 in Istanbul in a one night tournament. He bested Saulo Cavalari in the semifinals and faced Gokhan Saki in the finals. The leg break occurred only 97 seconds into the fight, when Saki checked one of Spong’s kicks. Here’s a GIF (via Zombie Prophet) in case you can’t watch the video:

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Video Challenge: Watch This 13-Second Leg Break Without Throwing Up, Win a Free Hat


(The screams…dear God the screams. Video via reddit/MMA.)

The fighter: Frank “Bam Bam” Bloise, making his professional MMA debut.
The event: Panama Fight League – Ultimate Combat Challenge 11

There are no free hats.

-J. Jones

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Corey Hill Could Use a Little Help


(Photo courtesy of UFC.com)

Corey Hill’s sickening leg-break at “Fight For The Troops” was easily one of the worst injuries ever in the UFC.  Just ask Joe Rogan, who has seen it all in the Octagon and still had terror in his voice as he shouted for the fight to be stopped.  Or ask Dana White, who said afterwards: "Had this fight happened 7 years ago, we probably wouldn’t have been legalized."

Gracie Tampa has set up a charity fund to help Hill through his recovery.  Word has it that the UFC paid for his medical bills (which is right friendly of them), but the guy has a wife and three kids who are going to need a little help while Hill recovers, and if you’re not already tapped from giving money to support TBI research, you can go ahead and give money to help a guy who got hurt on the card to raise money for TBI research.  This is getting weird.

The good news for Hill is that his injury was almost identical to the one suffered by Brazilian fighting legend Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons, and he was back in the gym a couple months later, complaining about the fight being ruled a loss instead of a no contest and angling for a rematch.  Then agan, “Pele” is insane.

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Pele is a Badass!


(You are looking at a crazy man.)

What the hell is going on over at Revolution Fight Team? Kultar “Black Mamba” Gill – who is fighting Tatsuya Kawajiri in the first round of Dream 1′s lightweight grand prix in Japan on Saturday – recently spoke to Sherdog about his injury he suffered in the first round of the K-1 Hero’s middleweight tourney against Hideo Tokoro. A blown disc in his neck sapped the strength from his left arm and bone-fusion surgery had to be done to install a plate in his neck in order for him to continue fighting. Think that’s tough? Consider fellow Revolution fighter, Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons.

Pele fought at TKO 32 – Ultimatum a couple of weeks ago and lost when he sustained a Joe Theisman-style leg injury. The break came on a low kick by Pele causing both his tibia and fibula to poke through the skin. He’s out for months, right?

“Pele is nuts, man!” Gill said with an incredulous laugh. “He broke his leg on Thursday, had surgery, came back in the gym on Monday and he was walking no crutches or nothing. So four days later he was running around, talking Brazilian and yelling at everybody — he’s crazy man.”

A metal rod was placed in Pele’s leg, so now the low kicks will be like taking a crow bar to the shin. If you relish the grotesque, check out Pele’s flopping leg at the :20 second mark. I think I’ll skip lunch and dinner today.

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