Saturday night I shelled out some of my hard-earned blog earnings for 2.5 hours of open bar and the UFC fights. And while we didn't get to see the Babalu-David Heath bloodbath that left the Octagon stained the rest of the night (side note: apparently Heath had earlier worn a tee-shirt that had a picture from Babalu's DUI arrest on it), I did get to see George St. Pierre work over Josh Koscheck before 44-year-old Randy Couture inexplicably defended his heavyweight title against Brazilian brawler Gabriel Gonzaga.
But Couture didn't just run a clinic on one of the baddest men on the planet (who's 16 years younger than he is) — he did it with a broken arm.
Couture sustained the injury Saturday blocking a Gonzaga right high kick with his left forearm, cleanly separating the ulna bone with a “nightstick fracture,” a break common in law enforcement circles. The injury placed the UFC heavyweight champion’s arm in a splint for six weeks. The appendage will not need a cast. “It’s not displaced, so the doctors think it will reattach in about a week and a half,” said Couture.
You know what would be an awesome TV show? Randy Couture kicking Bear Grylls's ass. Every week, Grylls could get dropped off in the middle of nowhere, with no sustenance besides what the show's producers give him between takes, and nothing nicer than a two-star hotel to sleep in. Then Couture comes onscreen and kicks his ass.
Okay, so I haven't really worked out the details yet, but I'd definitely get lots of tight shots of Bear crying.