Pele is hardcore

There’s a lot of guys who bitch and cry when they get injured … Kalib Starnes comes to mind. And then there are those who look at the bright side, even when their injuries involved their leg snapping in half like a fucking twig. Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons comes to mind there. You can see the footage of his brutal injury above, and then you can read his reaction to the resulting surgery here:

“They placed, actually, a titanium pin down the middle of his tibia, and the surgery was very successful,” Mahood said. “The orthopedic surgeon feels that the leg will heal probably stronger than it was before. Pele is quite encouraged to the fact that now he has a titanium plate in the middle of his leg and he’ll probably be able to kick harder.”

And now Pele is apparently back at the gym, being a psycho and wandering around without crutches or anything:

“Pele is nuts, man!” Gill said with an incredulous laugh. “He broke his leg on Thursday, had surgery, came back in the gym on Monday and he was walking no crutches or nothing. So four days later he was running around, talking Brazilian and yelling at everybody — he’s crazy man.”

Then Gill said something truly scary about the man who is widely regarded as having some of the hardest leg kicks in MMA: “Before he used to beat the crap out of us, and now he’s got metal in his leg like a baseball bat to beat us up with, so I’m not looking forward to that.”

So I guess Friedrich Nietzsche was right: what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger. Unless of course all that walking around and kicking with a half healed leg results in Pele crippling himself. In which case Nietzsche was completely wrong.

  • http://grabthe.info TIGERTAO

    It took my brother 2 years to fully recover from that exact same break, went down the same way too except it was in a Muay Thai fight. He’s gonna fuck himself up if he doesn’t rest up.

  • Thomas aka Hattori Hanzo

    yeah agree with TIgerTao
    I had a training partner that didn’t like to tap. Got caught ina knee bar and fucked his shit up. Instead resting up taking couple of weeks to make sure it was fully healed the dumbass came back the next day. Now he cant go to class more than two times a week before his knee starts bothering him.

  • http://kentyman.com/ kentyman

    “Talking Brazilian”, huh?

    I actually don’t know; do people ever call Brazilian Portuguese “Brazilian” if they know what they’re talking about, or don’t they all just call it “Portuguese”?

  • http://www.benjamingarrison.com Mapultoid

    I’m still not watching that fucking video. I hate you.

  • Thomas aka Hattori Hanzo

    Video of his leg exploding his awesome. I do think Pele is gigantic psyco for training so soon after surgery. But I been hurt before and you get anxious to get back to working out when your unable to.

  • http://flyingguardpass.blogspot.com/ garth

    my little brother put his foot down on a big rock after a motorcycle jump and cracked his ankle into 75 more pieces than it usually has. the doctor says “no walking for two weeks” or some shit. the next day he’s hobbling around. cleaned his garage i think. dumbass

  • http://www.swingerads.com/sa/vp.cgi?profile=FancyKat Atom

    I’m surprised we haven’t seen any preemptive procedures like this. Why wait until you break something to get some metal shit put in your leg?

    Think CroCop v.2.0 NOW w/ TITANIUM SHINS

  • Thomas aka Hattori Hanzo

    7Atom
    “I’m surprised we haven’t seen any preemptive procedures like this. Why wait until you break something to get some metal shit put in your leg?

    Think CroCop v.2.0 NOW w/ TITANIUM SHINS”

    Yeah and a titanium jaw plate

  • http://www.nephildevil.net nephildevil

    yeah why didnt they just lose the leg and put a 300 times stronger roboleg there instead!

    hahaha

    nobody seen robocop?

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