That looks rather painful! Mixed martial arts is one barbaric sport, even if it’s been cleaned up since the 1990s.
Not only will a good number of these guys end up with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, but some of them will also have some painful arms and legs!
By the way, did you see that another football player was found to have CTE? From the New York Times website (December 8, 2011):
“EX-PLAYER HAD C.T.E. Lew Carpenter never had any concussions — or at least none that his family knew about back in the 1950s and ’60s, when he played for the Lions, the Browns and the Packers and there was less concern over head injuries.
Still, when he began having trouble late in his life finding the right word and remembering why he was going to the doctor, relatives grew concerned.
After he died last year at 78, they agreed to donate his brain to researchers studying a degenerative disease increasingly found in football players and other athletes who have absorbed repeated blows to the head.
This week, results in Boston showed that Carpenter, a running back, had an advanced form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, making him the latest former athlete to be diagnosed with C.T.E. (AP)”
And last summer, the Science Daily (July 26, 2011) reported that two Canadian Football League players had CTE.
Anyway, this arm breaking reminds me of when wrestler Sid Vicious broke his leg. And this isn’t the first time that Frank Mir has broken an opponent’s arm; he did it to Tim Sylvia at a previous event.
It’s funny that we, the viewing audience, actually like to see broken arms and such things. It’s sick, but it’s also kind of cool and entertaining. As cool as Nogueira’s broken arm is, I still prefer seeing Frank Mir’s face bloodied by Brock Lesnar.