Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) enjoy fights that see both competitors go to war, but rarely discuss the toll that takes on the fighters. Sure, cuts and bruises are easy to see during a broadcast, but the aches and pains afterwards are rarely discussed. It's just part of the business.
Last night (Dec. 6, 2013) after UFC Fight Night 33, eight fighters were sent to the hospital. Oftentimes it is done as a precautionary measure, just make sure there isn't any real injury beneath the surface. However, after the brutality witnessed last night, it's understandable why so many fighters were hospitalized.
Mike Chiapetta of Fox Sports reports that Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva were sent directly to the hospital following their five round war. Hunt believed he suffered a broken hand, while Silva had several cuts that needed to be stitched up.
Ryan Bader was taken for a hand injury that was no doubt caused by landing an obscene 156 strikes to Anthony Perosh's cranium. Perosh himself was transported because when the human brand absorbs that kind of punishment, there is usually a bit of concussive damage.
The other fighters included Pat Barry, who was sent as a precaution after his knockout loss to Soa Palelei; Dylan Andrews was hospitalized after separating his shoulder. Caio Magalhaes and Nick Ring were also hospitalized though their injuries were unknown.
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