Sometimes an MMA fight can end without either combatant getting hurt. You could get a quick sub where one of the fighters has to tap. Or even a flash knockout where the fight is called but the fighter is fine just seconds later.
But other times it’s two warriors going to war. Elbows can gash skin down to the bone. Fights can get very bloody. Here are 11 of the biggest gashes and blood lettings and from MMA. That’s right — this one goes up to 11.
1. Joe “Daddy” Stevenson
No, Stevenson was not attacked by PETA for wearing fur. He was just in an all-out brawl.
2. Drew Montgomery
Makes sense that Montgomery fights for the Carnage Fight Team.
3. Abe Wagner
This is from the current season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. I wonder if he still wants that UFC contract?
4. Fedor Emelianenko
No, not even the greatest mixed martial artist of our era is exempt from massive gashes. Here, doctors check out Fedor’s new coin purse.
5. Stefan Struve
Here Struve seems to be in control of everything in the fight, except his leaky faucet.
6. Chris Lytle
“Lights Out” never fails to put on an entertaining fight for the fans. But if he were to lose any more blood in this pic, it would be lights out for him.
7. Kazushi Sakuraba
That eye gets any more swollen and Sakuraba is going to float away. Or explode.
8. Marvin Eastman
This was the result of some Vitor Belfort knees and strikes. I would say a few too many of them.
9. Cub Swanson
“Cub” looks like he was attacked by a bear. A bear named Jose Aldo. I think the cutman realizes his little swab is useless.
10. Jared Hess
Read “Round 3″ of the bout description here. Jared Hess is a warrior.
11. Kalib Starnes
The quote: “The doctor spread the cut open with his thumbs and said, “I can see his skull, I’m stopping it’.” And Starnes wanted to continue the fight. Wow.