11 Dec 2008 09:20:04 AM
(Duuuuuuuude. No. Photo courtesy of our friends at Fight! Magazine.)
In addition to the nauseating injuries to Corey Hill (whose broken leg is seen from a different angle above) and Razak Al-Hassan (who, let’s be honest, brought it on himself, even if Cantwell was a dick about it afterwards), UFC’s "Fight For The Troops" could go down as the Gettysburg of UFC cards due to the sheer number and gruesomeness of the injuries. That is sadly ironic when you consider that F(2)T(2) was a benefit show for injured soldiers.
CBS Sportsline reports that Jonathan Goulet was also taken to the hospital immediately after being knocked out by Mike Swick in order to undergo a brain scan. He also may have torn his MCL when he crumpled up in an awkward position as a result of the blows, said his agent, Ken Pavia.
Then, of course, there’s Brandon Wolff, who received stitches for facial lacerations and definitely needed a series of rotating ice packs for that lump on his head. Pavia, who is also his agent, in true Drew Rosenhaus fashion, said Wolff may have briefly lost vision in one eye early on in the fight after one of Saunders’ head kicks ended up sticking a toe in his eye.
Man, when the guy who gets out of there with only stitches, a messed up face, and an eyeball that’s been toe-poked is considered to be much, much better off than most of the other guys who suffered losses on the same card, you know it was a rough night. Please UFC, for the sake of your fighters, no more benefit shows. The roster just can’t take it.