UFC injuries: 5 most horrific injuries in the UFC
UFC injuries: MMA is a violent sport and not for the faint-hearted. Even the best fighters suffer brutal injuries as they compete…
UFC injuries: MMA is a violent sport and not for the faint-hearted. Even the best fighters suffer brutal injuries as they compete against each other for supremacy in the octagon. We are about to examine the five worst injuries in the UFC, so this post might not be appropriate for the squeamish. Follow UFC News Updates with InsideSport.IN
UFC injuries: Corey Hill at UFC Fight Night 16
Corey Hill, the slender and likable TUF fighter from season five, suffered a severe leg injury when competing against Dale Hartt at UFC Fight Night 16 in 2008. Early in the second round, Hartt blocked a leg kick from Hill, which broke the 6’4″ Miletich-trained fighter’s shin.
Hill’s tibia and fibula broke. His leg twisted in improper ways, causing him to collapse to the ground in anguish, and the fight was immediately stopped.
Anderson Silva at UFC 168
When Weidman took on Anderson Silva in late 2013, the legendary fighter, still in his prime, was making his first defense of the UFC middleweight championship. When Weidman ousted Silva six months prior, he astounded the mixed martial arts community.
3 years ago today,
Anderson Silva broke his leg while attempting to kick Chris Weidman pic.twitter.com/BydmbXiYZl
— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) December 29, 2016
In the second round of the fight, Silva attempted to strike with one of his signature kicks, but Weidman skillfully blocked it, stopping Spider in his tracks while his leg continued to go forward despite his foot having stopped. As a result, the Brazilian’s shin was cleanly broken, and the sight of his leg folding to the side terrified spectators everywhere.
UFC injuries: Chris Weidman at UFC 261
In 2021, a catastrophe occurred when Chris Weidman sustained one of the worst injuries in UFC history. In the first few seconds of his fight with Uriah Hall, the middleweight shattered his leg while attempting to land the opening blow.
Weidman’s leg broke upon impact, and as he collapsed back, the entire audience gasped in horror. The medics entered the octagon and started treating Weidman as the fight was instantly stopped. Hall then declared a winner.
Jon Jones at UFC 159
In 2013, Sonnen was a well-respected 36-year-old journeyman, and Jones was a 25-year-old beast. He was destroyed by The Bones in the opening round, winning via TKO. Jones sustained this brutal wound while defending against a takedown attempt from Chael Sonnen. He dislocated his toe when he rolled over, ripping the flesh off it.
It was in his Fight against Sonnen where @JonnyBones Broke his Toe
Jones still finished Sonnen pic.twitter.com/wdohFsi3dS
— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) April 27, 2014
He gave a Joe Rogan interview from a stool while medical personnel worked on him when the depth of the damage became apparent. In the end, Jones was more concerned about how the injury would affect his vacation plans than how much pain it inflicted. After this, he continued, “I was going to go to Jamaica. That won’t happen, I tell you.”
Conor McGregor at UFC 264
The opening round of the former division champion’s rematch with former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 resulted in fracturing his left tibia and fibula. Although the cause of the break is still unknown, McGregor’s leg broke away in the last seconds of the first round as he and Poirier traded crosses. The Notorious has undergone significant rehabilitation after the break and appears to be on track to make a comeback in the ring in 2019.