These Photos Of Cyborg Santos’ Skull Fracture Are Brutal

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Fight fans Please say a prayer for my Ex husband Cyborg Santos. Many of you watched him fight on Spike TV this weekend when he suffered this injury while fighting in London. Cyborg is still in the hospital in the UK, and they are not sure when he will be able to fly again. He has not had surgery yet and their is worry the brain can continue to swell causing more damage. Click The link In My bio to donate to his #GoFundMe and support him and his family at this time. Thank you God for your protecion, The dr said this very Easily could have been life threatening. Please show your support for the fighters and share! 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷Fãns de luta façam uma prece para o meu ex marido Cyborg Santos ,muitos de vocês assistiram ontem a luta dele na Spike TV,onde ele sofreu este ferimento enquanto lutava em Londres ,ele ainda está no hospital e não tem certeza quando ele vai poder voar de volta pra casa, @bellatormma é responsável por todo procedimentos médicos que ele precisar para resolver este problema porém ele não vai poder trabalhar por um tempo e nós vamos arrecadar ajuda pra ele através do #gofundme para os fãs patrocinarem ele e sua família nesta hora difícil, Obrigada Deus por sua proteção!! O medico disse que ele poderia estar em risco de vida,mostrem seu apoio aos lutadores e compartilhem isto!!! No meu Perfil do Instagram esta esta o link ajudar! #GodToGlory #figtherlife #teamcyborg #evangelistacyborgsantos #bellator158 #London Spanish 👇

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Michael “Venom” Page got the MMA highlight of the weekend Saturday at Bellator 158 when he beat Cyborg Santos with a brutal flying knee, and proceeded to “catch” him with a Pokeball as Santos squirmed on the mat in pain. It was insane, and the moment went viral long before American TV viewers could even watch the broadcast but that devastating knee had some very real consequences for Santos. Word broke late Saturday that the knee left Santos with a “fractured skull,” and the photos of the injury are just as gruesome as expected.

Santos’ ex-wife and fellow MMA fighter Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino took to Instagram to update fans on his status in a lengthy statement complete with some ghastly photos of Santos and and x-ray of his injury. In her post Justino said Santos fractured skull “very easily could have been life threatening,” and that he has yet to begin surgery. Santos also can’t fly so for the time being the Brazilian is stuck in the UK as he awaits treatment and doctors “worry the brain can continue to swell causing more damage.”

What’s worse is Justino revealed that there is a GoFundMe set up to help Santos with his medical expenses, a detail that is sure to rankle T.J. Dillashaw, as apparently Santos is expected to cover the expenses out of his own pocket. At the time of publishing there have been notable donations from Justino herself along with boxing and MMA writer Kevin Iole and American Top Team, the home of fighters like Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, Antonio “Big Foot” Silva and more.

It’s a harsh reminder of how unforgiving the sport is, both in the ring and behind the scenes.