Wow, we all knew that Muay Thai was a dangerous sport, but this is something else. What makes it crazier is the guy doesn’t even realize he has a crater on his forehead. Gnarly…
Muay Thai, the deadly sport of eight limbs, is truly one of the most dangerous sports on the planet. Fighters compete mostly for pride, both in their country and gym. There isn’t big money involved, but Thai boxers are willing to put their lives on the line.
Among the most devastating strikes in Muay Thai is the elbow. Both sharp and solid, the elbow strike can be thrown from a variety of different angles to provide brutal force. Perhaps the most well strike in Muay Thai, but also the most dangerous.
This past weekend in Thailand, a young fighter felt the full impact of a well-placed elbow to the head. In this case, the aftermath was a horrifying skull fracture. Here’s the image, and there’s the video of the injury happening further down:
Now that looks incredibly painful. Oddly enough, perhaps it was the adrenaline pumping, but the fighter did not realize he was hurt. During the video below, courtesy of Jonny Betts on Facebook, you’ll see the moment this harrowing dent occurred.
Watch as Jeremy picks up one of the most horrible war wounds in fighting history:
Video of the elbow that broke Jeremy’s skull on Monday night. As you can see he wasn’t fazed by it at all and wanted to continue the fight but the doctor called it off for his safety. He’s recovering well from the surgery and hopes to be back training in a few months, but obviously no head contact for a long time. #MuayThai #warrior #SkullFracture
Fair play to the guy for wanting to continue, but it’s a damn good job the referee noticed in time. Another elbow strike to the same area and we might be reporting much worse news.
Meanwhile, in other gross sh!t from the fighting community, this also happened in Asia this weekend:
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UFC on FOX 26 Results
Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos — dos Anjos def. Lawler by unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
Josh Emmett vs. Ricardo Lamas — Emmett def. Lamas by KO (punch) at 4:33 of Round One
Mike Perry vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio — Ponzinibbio def. Perry by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Misha Cirkunov vs. Glover Teixeira — Teixeira def. Cirkunov by TKO (punches) at 2;45 of Round One
Jan Blachowicz vs. Jared Cannonier — Blachowicz def. Cannonier by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Julian Marquez vs. Darren Stewart — Marquez def. Stewart by submission (front choke) at 2:42 of Round Two
Galore Bofando vs. Chad Laprise — Laprise def. Bofando by TKO (punches) at 4:10 of Round One
Danny Roberts vs. Nordine Taleb — Taleb def. Roberts by KO (head kick and punch) at 0:59 of Round One
John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo — Makdessi def. Trujillo by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Oluwale Bamgbose vs. Alessio Di Chirico — Di Chirico def. Bamgbose by KO (knee) at 2:14 of Round Two
Jordan Mein vs. Erick Silva — Jordan Mein def. Erick Silva by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)