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Smashed orbital bones hurt real bad

Josh Koscheck is bloggin it up with to promote his step-in fight against Matt Hughes. The first thing he talks about: how brutal getting your orbital bones broken feels.

It was a rough night for me. Pretty much the first punch Georges landed, a hard jab, broke my orbital socket (the round bone in your skull that your eyes sit in) but also my orbital plate (the cheekbone).

I had no depth perception and was basically a one-eyed fighter for the next 23 minutes. I can man up but the pain was just horrible. It hurt worse than anything I’ve ever experienced. It hurt even more than when I cut my big toe off when I was six — when I was playing with my grandfather’s axe being a little shit.

Seriously — the eye hurt way worse than chopping my big toe off.

I had major surgery after the fight. The doctors told me that I took the punch right in the eyeball, and what happens when the eye takes a direct impact is the bone explodes and drops down in order to stop the pressure to the eye resulting in an exploding eyeball.

Every so often you get reminded that sooner or later something really gross is gonna happen at a UFC event. That Corey Hill gumby leg thing tops the list right now, but an exploding eyeball? Short of literally caving some dude’s face in, I think that one would win the Most Horrible Thing People Saw During an MMA Event Ever award hands down, forever in perpetuity game over.

(image via MMA Fighting)

  • iamphoenix

    what movie was it where the dude was punched and his eye flew out on the mat…some martialz artz movie back in dah day…

  • frickshun

    Let’s just hope Seagal doesn’t teach anyone “dim mak”…….pick a brick. No no not that one.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    @iamphoenix Pretty sure it was “Story of Ricky” where he hits a dude so hard his eyeball pops out, then birds eat it. Bummer.

  • fishead

    there’s also an eye-popping out bit in one of the Sonny Chiba films… Return of the Streetfighter, I think… although it could be the original one.

  • FiveBoltMain

    only thing worse than an exploding eyeball is an exploding nut.

  • Reverend Clint

    id like to see Hughes get kos in a guillotine and kos’s eyes pop out.

  • Blackula Jonez

    Gsp should of won via doctor stoppage, period.

  • KeyboardWarrior

    ^True, GSP’s only way to finish and they still don’t let him.

  • Jarman

    Blackula – agreed.

    KBW-Bwahahaha! I despair of him ever ending a fight ever again. do betUS offer odds on him finishing? what is it, 1000-1?

  • Reverend Clint

    he is gonna finish his career before finishing an opponent

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    Does it count as a technical GSP finish if Condit finishes him?

  • CAP

    It’s a bummer GSP doesn’t/can’t finish but he has been messing dudes up. Kos said his face was numb for 6 months.

  • lukustra

    I feel for kos, it happened so early in the fight and then proceeded to get punched in the same place 100 more times.

  • Letibleu

    I think royally fucking a guy up for 1 year is more bad ass than a flash KO.

  • agentsmith

    It’s not as entertaining to watch, but it’s much worse for Kos.  If he’d been flash KO’d in a minute, he could tell himself and everyone else that he “just got caught”, and it’d be plausible.  But when you geat beat on and outclassed for 25 straight minutes, then have to sit out nearly a year with the resulting injuries, there’s no deluding anyone.

  • iamphoenix

    gadaffi smith is intimidating.