Mouthguards generally have one job, and it’s to keep you from getting your teeth knocked out. In combat sports, that is generally a far more important function than other sports because knocking your teeth out is exactly what the other guy, or girl, is attempting to do.
It’s safe to say this mouthguard failed. In fact, it failed grotesquely and spectacularly. The owner of this mouthguard, apparently an MMA fighter in China (no more detail was provided than that) is going to hope their insurance covers very extensive dental procedures.
The fighter in question may have won. But chances are, that will be small consolation to them unless someone is able to work a surgical miracle on their mouth. Even so, they are in for a lot more pain and trouble than they likely ever bargained for. I look at this and see myself as lucky. I only broke my jaw winning my first amateur MMA fight. At this point in time four years ago, I thought that was pretty bad. It cost me Christmas food and my birthday cake, as I glumly sipped eggnogg through teeth wired together. But at least I still have teeth.
Just another reason for all of us to be thankful this Christmas. All of us, except the owner of that mouthguard, that is.
Tim Elliot got the better end of the deal when compared to Ricardo Lamas last night.
If he didn't accept the fight he would have been called a bitch an a pussy. Trust me I have received a lot of that tonight !— Tim Elliott (@TElliott125) December 17, 2017
Daniel Cormier was as in awe as we all were after the effects of Josh Emmett’s hook from hell.
Everyone and their rival were calling out Rafael Dos Anjos last night. I would love to see the Stephen Thompson matchup- but can’t deny the effectiveness of Darren Till’s social media game here. Gorilla emojis are his trademark.
— Darren Till (@darrentill2) December 17, 2017
I’m happy for Julian Marquez and his extra $50,000 dollars. This is hilarious and heartwarming- and a reminder that, if the UFC brass hadn’t seen fit to award him the bonus, he only would have made 16,000 dollars. These are professional athletes that make barely middle-class incomes if they can stay healthy enough to fight three or more times a year.
Iranian Greco-Roman world champion Amir Aliakbari signed with ACB instead of Rizin because he needs a place to develop his fledgling MMA career. Also, pretty flower in the background there, nice touch.
Signing with ACB. My new home. Thank you Rizin for opoortunity but i need next level for my career. Thank you ACB pic.twitter.com/FsifqvNK3e— Amir Aliakbari (@IranHWbeast) December 16, 2017
That IS a guaranteed KO. File this under “tweets that don’t age well” from Chase Sherman.
Conor McGregor takes a second to appreciate his fans
New Profile Pic for Angela Hill
In Other Worlds
This uppercut is picture-perfect, or GIF-perfect, as the case may be.
Great KO's tonight by Emmett, Di Chirico, and Taleb. Still have to go with Alexandr Shabliy's uppercut for KO of the week. pic.twitter.com/OrGu1URzbz— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) December 17, 2017
Vitaly Minakov is now 21-0 at heavyweight
Vitaly Minakov (21:0 now) TKOs Tony Johnson Jr. in 2R (FNG) pic.twitter.com/y1Oaa4ulR9— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) December 16, 2017
I don’t know what this is called. Anyone?
Two weeks ago, Bolanos was knocking someone out in Bellator with his signature spinning elbow. This weekend, he KOed someone in Muay Thai with this body shot:
The left hook to the body that ended the fight last night @triumphantcombatsports I’m just so thankful. I really couldn’t do what I do without my incredible team @csagym all my friends, family, people that came out to support last night and all@my sponsors. Everyone plays such an important role in my career, I’m so blessed ❤️ thank you guys for helping me do what I do and live this dream. Last night was very emotional to me, I dedicated this to my brother Carlos Bueno, so all along I had added this pressure that I needed to go out there and get this for him. What a crazy year ups, downs, wins, defeat, 3 different sports that although can be all very similar they are extremely different and have their own pace and trick on its own. Again. Thank you ❤️ I feel so blessed. ARRIBA PERU @zevia @triumphunited @actionprogear @outofthecave @thedolcediet @csagym @onnit @nutrishopdublin @fightletics @uscryo_pleasanton @povey_762_fmj @virusintl #RIPCarlos
Enjoy your Sunday, Maniacs!