The latest episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast featured Andrew Huberman, a professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at Stanford. During the podcast, Joe Rogan and Huberman came up with the theme of Conor McGregor and his broken leg in a fight against Dustin Poirier at the UFC 264 event last weekend.
Rogan, who witnessed the event life and interviewed the fighters immediately after the fight, came to an interesting conclusion and the increasingly frequent trend of severe fractures in UFC fights. Namely, a well-known UFC commentator believes that fighters are getting better at breaking bones.
'' You know what's crazy about all this. There have been so many fights in the UFC, and now various fractures have begun to ensue. Jacare Souza ended up with broken arms (against Andrea Muniz in May), Chris Weidman broke his leg (against Uriah Hall).
Rogan cited examples of fractures that occurred in the UFC but also the example of Weidman who had just been a participant in two such fights "A bunch of fractures happens all the time. Fighters become good at breaking opponent's bones.
The crazy thing is that only four fractures like Weidman’s have occurred in UFC history, and Chris Weidman was involved in two of those four." "The chances of that are incredibly small. Anderson Silva threw a shot, Weidman blocked it and Silva broke his leg, and then the same thing happened to Weidman against Hall, '' Rogan said in his podcast.
It should be noted that more and more fighters are using low kicks, especially calf kicks as a lethal weapon. Although these are punches that have been crucial in many fights, there is always the possibility that one of the kicks ends up in an opponent’s block or on his knee, and then the risk of injury increases rapidly.
As for arm fractures like Jacare’s, we saw something similar in the fight between Paul Craig and Yamahala Hill, but Hill ended up with a dislocation rather than a broken arm. However, these are things that fighters can easily prevent by tapping.
Injuries like Conor’s, Weidman’s, or Silvina’s are much harder to prevent and predict. However, most are aware of this sport and that injuries are an integral part. It should also be taken into account that the popularity of the UFC has risen sharply in recent years and that fighters are getting better and better, but also more and more motivated to win, and that simply that such things had to come. Because of that, the UFC is a dangerous sport in which only the bravest appear