UFC on FOX 28 from Orlando featured one of the more violent ends to a main event that we’ve seen a while, and that’s a pretty impressive statement given the recent run we’ve had. Jeremy Stephens absolutely smashed Josh Emmett and finished him off with a Henderson vs. Bisping 1 style flying elbow and then a second huge elbow for good measure.
Watch it again right now because you know you want to:
I’m sure you’ve read all about the controversy surrounding the potentially illegal elbows and knees, but we’re not going to talk about that right now. Right now we’re just going to talk about the consequences of that entire final exchange, as reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto:
Per his team, Josh Emmett suffered three fractures to his orbital bone tonight. This sport is no freaking joke.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 25, 2018
”Per his team, Josh Emmett suffered three fractures to his orbital bone tonight,” Okamoto wrote. “This sport is no freaking joke.”
The orbital bone is actually made up of seven bones that make up the eye socket, and even a single fracture can put a fighter out for over a year depending on its location and severity. No joke, indeed. According to MMA Fighting, Emmett’s camp plans on appealing the loss, but that won’t make up for the permanent damage he just took from a pretty quasi-legal exchange in the cage.