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Jeff Monson goes to smoky Russian hospital, gets sewn together by chicken wire

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Remember when Brock Lesnar slammed the "Third World" health care system in Canada? He probably didn't know just how good he actually had it.

Especially when compared to the hospital for "everyday folks" in Russia, where stocky submission specialist Jeff Monson wound up after breaking his leg against Fedor Emelianenko back on Nov. 20 in Moscow.

From "The Snowman" (via MMA Connection):

"After the fight I had a choice of two hospitals. One for everyday folks and one for visitors and government officials. I picked the local everyday folk hospital as I was told it was closer to the arena. I’m obviously not a big fan of the medical industrial complex in the US as it is profit driven however, the experience at this hospital did make me appreciate the comfort of health care in this country. Upon arrival there were ER staff smoking in the lobby. The hallways were full of wandering patients that looked like they were just out of a civil war battle. I had to fight with one of the doctors to avoid having my skull x-rayed. Eventually I got an x-ray for my leg which showed it was broken (something I already knew) and had it casted. I got 16 stitches on the inside and outside of my lip with a material that could of passed for chicken wire. It was so sharp it was making my gums bleed so I took them out myself. Saying that, the doctors were very kind and despite the inadequate medical equipment/supplies they knew what they were doing."

Monson lost a unanimous decision in the main event of M-1 Global: "Battle of the Legends," which took place at the grand Olympic Arena in Moscow, Russia, earlier this month. The win snapped a three-fight losing streak for "The Last Emperor" and sent Monson to just his second defeat in ten fights.

For complete "Fedor vs. Monson" results click here and here.

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