*WARNING* The videos above and below are graphic.
MMA fighters are no strangers to broken legs. Many fighters, taking tips from the Muay Thai fighters of old, roll bamboo branches across their shins to calcify them in order to make them stronger. I’ve done this, and even doing it once is horrible, so I never did it again. Also — kicking in general sucks. But MMA fighters are cut from a different, badass cloth. Their bodies are machines, put together for combat. But sometimes, machines break. No one is truly safe.
We saw Anderson Silva shatter his leg against Chris Weidman’s knee, and we’ve seen a steady stream of leg breaks over the years. None of them (outside of Anderson and the late Corey Hill) have been as nasty as this.