The fight was the main event at M-1 Challenge 61 in Russia at the weekend, and the combatants are Ante Delija and Marcin Tybura.
Delija is the man who suffers following his own offensive effort, immediately hitting the canvas after a powerful low-kick is met by his opponents knee.
On his way to the deck Delija tries to place his weight on the snapped limb, and in slo-mo the unnatural flex of the leg is painful viewing.
But don’t just take my word for it.
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Ouch. Good of the ref and opponent to eventually pick up on the injury.
The Croatian fighter confirmed via his Facebook page that he has successfully undergone surgery and is now at the start of the road to recovery.
Adding insult to grotesque injury, Delija is actually referred to as “Walking Trouble” within the fight world.
Oh the unfortunately perfect irony.
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