Ah, the leg kick leg break. It’s the most sickening injury in all of MMA, and yet it has absolutely nothing to do with the so-called brutality of the sport. It’s just bad luck, really, though when it happens it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’re going to feel a little sick from watching it. Even the fighter in this video who doesn’t suffer a broken leg seems like he’s going to need therapy to get over this. So why are we showing it to you if we’re so bothered by it? Mostly because we feel that if we keep something horrible to ourselves, there’s no one to commiserate with. Enjoy your nightmares.
Now on to some fun stuff…
Cage Potato reader Paige Zio got after it this weekend, battering her opponent at the Tuff Girls event in Las Vegas until she, as the Brazilians say, called for the bill. It was ruled a TKO after her opponent opted not to continue following an “accidental foul,” which in this case was a knee that grazed the girl’s chin on the way to her body. But I think we can all see what was happening there. She was catching a beatdown and decided she’d rather call it a night. As accidental fouls in an MMA bout go, getting kneed in the face is the one you should be most prepared for. But the way Paige was putting it to her, a TKO was probably not far off anyway. Congrats, Paige.
So you’re upset that the video of the Buffer 360 from UFC 100 was removed from the internet by the copyright-lovers over at Zuffa? Have no fear, because Joe Rogan came to the rescue with a much higher quality version, including pre and post-turn commentary. Thankfully someone realizes that the Buffer 360 is too important to belong to any one person or company. Like a national park or a beautiful sunset, it belongs to the people.