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A fight between Jerome Rivera and Brandon Royval didn’t go as planned tonight at LFA 39, as Rivera found himself on the receiving end of an arm break so nasty, it makes Anderson Silva’s leg break look downright palatable by comparison.
The arm ain’t supposed to bend that way.
What’s odd is that it’s difficult to tell exactly what broke Jerome’s arm. In case you wanted to see it slowed down frame by frame, the internet has you:
The arm break joins a litany of limbs losing structural integrity in the course of a mixed martial arts bout. While certainly one of the hazards of the job, getting a bone broken in the cage is never fun to watch- or to experience. Best of luck to Jerome in recovery.
Tommy Toehold presents UFC Star Wars!
Tony Ferguson has blue hair but his mood seems cheery. How odd.
Tony Ferguson has gone blue. pic.twitter.com/u1KdVzxKGu— Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) May 4, 2018
I’m guessing Alvarez didn’t sign?
Today's the deadline for the fight offer. If anyone sees Edward Alvarez please give him a pen to sign the contract.— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) May 4, 2018
Weird things happen when Elias Theodorou serves as Ring Boy for a women’s MMA event.
Dillon Danis loves starting shit with guys way above his pay grade and getting schooled online
don’t think you should be giving out fashion tips kid stay in your lane. pic.twitter.com/6fHdyO3VXO— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) May 3, 2018
Kiddo?? Say that when you see me...I was winning world titles when you were playing with you legos— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) May 4, 2018
Combat sports this weekend:
Slips, Rips, and Weekend KO Clips
Mobster grandson John Gotti III with the knockout
Bulldog choke win!
Former UFC fighter Pearl Gonzalez with the armbar win
Straight right counter to a left hook for the KO
Magomed Geroev KOs Oscar Sosa in 20 seconds— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 4, 2018
(WFCA 48) pic.twitter.com/bQevyyPEHD
When leg locking goes wrong
The desperation shot didn’t work
Manel Kape with the win
Out with a head kick
and he calmly went down— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 4, 2018
head kick KO by Petchtrankarn Nor.Anuwatgym
(the best KO at today's The Battle MT) pic.twitter.com/g7bcB9K7Ec
Pretty cool historical footage of Kyoji Horiguchi
Podcasts and Video
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Promotional Malpractice Live Chat
The Jurassic Coast is now on my geographic bucket list
• •⛰ ☁️• Prehistoric Paradise • I never get tired of staring at the iridescent blues of the Jurassic Coast. I’ve only been out there once but I’ve been itching to return. Probably one of the most satisfying locations to scratch off my bucket list; made all the more magical by the low lying fog just in the distance. What are some locations on your bucket list ? Stay Adventurous Dear Friends!!
Speaking of geography, this volcanic eruption in Hawaii looks apocalyptic
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted and forced 1,700 big island residents to evacuate pic.twitter.com/LgHkBbhvb7— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 5, 2018
Pigs start life so cute