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Stefan Struve (pictured) proved once again that the face-to-fist defense is not the business. Not only did Struve leave Japan with a loss on his résumé, but “Skyscraper” will also take home a broken jaw for his troubles.
“Thanks for the support everybody, I wanted [referee Herb Dean] to take the tooth out of my cheek and continue but then it turned out my jaw was broken,” Struve tweeted. “45 minutes to the hospital without painkillers.. Man, please choke me out.. Jaw is hurting like crazy.. ”
Although the seven-foot Struve enjoyed a significant reach advantage over Mark Hunt, he didn’t use his jab or kicks to keep his husky opponent at bay. Instead, the 25-year-old engaged in a shootout without blocking any of Hunt’s punches in return.
Sorry, Struve actually used his face to block Hunt’s haymakers.
Hunt ultimately put him down with a right hand-left hook combo in the third round. The finish was a little odd. Hunt walked away right when he dropped Struve, even though Dean never stepped in to call the contest.
Dean told Hunt to keep fighting, but then stopped the bout as Hunt went back to engage.
UFC on FUEL TV 8 took place Saturday night inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
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Nothing like 3-D CT Scan pics to show how bad a fracture really is. Nasty hit and nasty consequence. Struve’s chin has been a big question mark his entire career and even though he got knocked out by Hunt he still ate a number of big shots in the fight and proved he can take a punch. Stefan did not look good in this fight, especially after the first round. He stood in front...
UFC on Fuel TV 8 featured arguably one of the most violent knockouts in recent memory when Mark Hunt knocked out Stefan Struve in the third round of their co-main event bout. The fight was an entertaining back and forth affair up until the third round where Hunt picked up the pace, eventually catching Struve with a perfectly placed punch to the jaw.
Struve later tweeted that...
Stefan Struve lost to Mark Hunt at UFC on Fuel 8, but now we know that the punch that KO’d him did more than just knock him out. Struve went to twitter to discuss his loss and show fans pictures of his broken jaw:
45 minutes to the hospital without painkillers.. Man, please choke me out.. Jaw is hurting like crazy..
— Stefan Struve (@StefanStruve) March 3, 2013
Stefan Struve is about to head into his fifth co-main event fight this weekend at the ripe age of 25. Struve is on a four fight winning streak, with all of those wins coming by stoppage, which is impressive in the talent rich heavyweight division. Struve is calling for a title shot should he get past the very dangerous Mark Hunt. Not sure if Struve is ready for the likes of...
Stefan Struve was more than a 2-to-1 odds-on favorite to beat veteran Mark Hunt (pictured) on Saturday night. A win would have propelled “Skyscraper” into the upper echelon of the UFC heavyweight division.
For some peculiar reason, Struve didn’t want to use his significant reach advantage by executing jabs and kicks. Instead, the 25-year-old decided to block Hunt’s fists...
Ever wonder what a broken jaw looks like on an x-ray? Wonder no more - the UFC's Stefan Struve tweeted this out after a recent fight with Mark Hunt.
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Stefan Struve had his jaw broken in his UFC on Fuel TV fight Sunday in Japan, and he seems to be in pretty good spirits despite the injury.
The Dutch 7-footer lost to Mark Hunt by third-round TKO. After the fight, he tweeted that he wanted the referee, Herb Dean, to remove his tooth from his cheek so he could continue fighting. That plan quickly was abandoned after he realized his...
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Stefan Struve isn’t the only one who broke something on Saturday night at UFC on FUEL TV 8. Lightweight Takanori Gomi revealed he fractured his right hand at some point during the opening round of his highly controversial defeat to Diego Sanchez.
As customary with most wounds suffered inside the Octagon, Gomi posted a picture of his X-ray on his official blog for the entire MMA...
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