22 Dec 2009 16:35:18 PM
Things were already going poorly for Chris Horodecki against Anthony Njokuani at WEC 45, then he made the mistake of turning his back on his opponent for just a moment to collect his thoughts. Too bad Njokuani isn’t the type to give a fella a breather. Instead he smashed Horodecki’s face with this brutal head kick, resulting in a TKO loss for "The Polish Hammer" and a fractured sinus and right orbital bone. Horodecki was issued a medical suspension until June 8 (or until he’s cleared by a doctor) for his injuries, so he’ll probably be spending the holidays with a bag of frozen peas pressed to his face, popping painkillers and explaining to friends and relatives that their gifts would have been much nicer if only he’d gotten that win bonus like he was planning on.
Horodecki made $12,000 to get his head kicked in, which doesn’t count taxes, licensing fees, or deductions for his trainers. That’s tough enough as it is, but when you consider that he probably won’t be able to get back to work for a few months it really makes you feel for the kid. It’s a hard business, this fighting other people for money. Something to keep in mind when you complain about only getting two days off work for Christmas this year.