Oh joy! I was looking for something to upset my stomach and here it is!
Thanks to our mates "Down Under" at Submission Radio Australia, a video compilation of the most gruesome injuries to the schnozes of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters throughout history.
The obligatory "viewer discretion advised" applies for the squeamish. As in, don't watch this with your kids standing next to you. Or do, I'm not telling you how to parent.
Some of the broken noses include Brandon Vera, Mauricio Shogun Rua, Rich Franklin, Thiago Alves (video highlights here), Miesha Tate, Junior dos Santos, Cung Le, Shane Carwin, Charley Lynch, Gabriel Gonzaga, Olaf Alfonso, Nathan Dunn, Craig Ninow, Joe Rogan, Andy Eichholz and Ryan McGillivray.
My personal favorite is Thiago Silva's handiwork on Brandon Vera. How about yours? See any they missed?
Video: Video: Worst broken noses in UFC and MMA history - MMAmania.com
UFC 191 wasn't the promotion's strongest effort. A card that looked somewhat underwhelming on paper turned out precisely so in practice, with a mostly fun preliminary card getting dragged down by methodical, one-sided beatings and flat-out stinkers on the main card. Few casual viewers who tuned in after the glorious madness of the UFC's last several offerings on pay-per-view will be converted to regular fandom by Saturday's offering.
With that said, several of those one-sided beatings did a great deal to advance the careers of the victors and to prepare them for substantial steps up in competition. Demetrious Johnson showcased his greatness once again in a dominant performance and effectively cleaned out the flyweight division. We'll look at what comes next in this installment of "Matches to Make."
Pictures: UFC 191 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers | Bleacher Report
This sport is too much blood for me.