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Georges smashed his face in

For all my bitching about GSP suffering from a serious case of flaccid finishing skills, the truth is he did kinda take out Koscheck: ESPN confirms that egg under Koscheck’s eye from round 2 onwards was a broken orbital bone.

UFC welterweight contender Josh Koscheck suffered a broken orbital bone during the first round of his championship fight versus Georges St. Pierre (21-2) Saturday night in Montreal, a source told

Koscheck (15-5) was released from a Montreal-area hospital Sunday afternoon, according to his trainer, Bob Cook. He cannot fly home to San Jose, Calif., because an air pocket formed behind the broken orbital bone, making air travel dangerous. UFC officials arranged for Koscheck and Cook to drive Sunday afternoon from Montreal to Boston, where the 33-year-old fighter is expected to undergo surgery Monday or Tuesday.

Some are comparing the injury to the damage dished out by Manny Pacquiao against Antonio Margarito, but let’s not get too crazy about St Pierre’s magical jabs. The key point is many said Margarito’s corner did him a disservice letting him continue the fight because a broken face in boxing has a decent chance of ending your career. I have no idea how it compares in MMA but your orbital bone kinda holds your eyeball in place so it’s just a little important.

The big question coming out of this is “Should the fight have been stopped?” Yeah, it should have been. The ringside physician took a damn close look at the eye and certainly wanted to stop the fight, but Josh Koscheck did everything he could to show he wanted to keep fighting. If he was as good of a doctor as he was a Santa Claus impersonator, then he must have known the orbital was probably broken. And while everyone was certainly happy at the time that he let things continue, it’s pretty messed up in hindsight that the fight was allowed to keep going.

(image by Esther Lin via MMA Fighting)

  • lukustra says:

    when do we see the winners and final entries for the doodle contest??

  • Reverend Clint says:

    the doctor was probably a canuck

  • Reverend Clint says:

    why didnt they just have his ugly mug fixed in the land of free healthcare?

  • P W says:

    “…because an air pocket formed behind the broken orbital bone, making air travel dangerous.”

    That made me curious. What’s the worst thing that could happen? Changes in air pressure blows half his head off?

    I still want to know if a fight according to the official rules should be stopped or not, if a fighter only has vision on one eye.

  • SST says:

    When you motorboat the champ, you have to fight 5 rounds.

  • agentsmith says:

    If it wasn’t for the excess of curly hair above and stubble below, that cameltoe would’ve given me wood.

  • Schrute Boxe says:

    Freddie Roach is sworn enemy of eye sockets everywhere

  • lunatic says:

    man your blog is the dope! keep on good work. BTW I subscribe just to tell you that

    Anyone thinking that GSP doesn’t finish his fight????

  • G Funk says:

    ^Are you a bot? That comment was very bot-ish

  • iamphoenix says:

    He is not a bot. Just Subo’s retarded offspring from some other country.

  • MadMan says:

    It’s not the doc’s fault. He wanted to stop the fight…then time stopped and
    you could hear the pattering of UFC brass scrambling to ensure the fight continued.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Ha ha, I thought the same thin – even checked his profile earlier. Seems legit … for now.

  • P W says:

    “He is not a bot. Just Subo’s retarded offspring from some other country.”

    Are you saying that his (?) avatar is a picture of the family pet?

  • lunatic says:

    Well well well… Seems like the people aound here are used to negative comments… So, no I’m not a bot. It’s hard these days to just tell someone he’s doing a great job without people asking questions… And yeah, I’m from another country… And no, english is not my first language… So you’ll see sometimes mistakes in my comments.

    Thanx anyways for the warm welcome

  • G Funk says:

    Welcome to the land of the jackals faggot! Enjoy!

  • iamphoenix says:

    haha he thinks there’s an x in thanks!!! what a loser!!!