Gabriel Gonzaga's nose was not the only thing that got broken during the heavyweight championship bout this weekend at UFC 74: "Respect."
Division titleholder Randy Couture sustained a "nightstick fracture" of his left forearm when blocking a "Napao" high kick, according to FightNetwork.com.
Here's the snip:
"... Randy Couture was informed Sunday by doctors that he'd broken his arm during his third round TKO stoppage of Gabriel Gonzaga. Couture sustained the injury Saturday blocking a Gonzaga right high kick with his left forearm, cleanly separating the ulna bone.... The injury placed the UFC heavyweight champion's arm in a splint for six weeks. The appendage will not need a cast."
Fortunately, the injury does not seem serious. Perhaps it is a blessing in disguise, providing the training and public relations workhorse with some much-need time off.
Here's a snip from "The Natural:"
"It's not displaced, so the doctors think it will reattach in about a week and a half."
Watching the fight it seems hard to believe that he was able to finish of the monstrous Brazilian with a bum wing. I guess it just adds more mystique to the legend that is Randy Couture.