Matt Mitrione’s right eye took an absolute battering due to both legal and illegal blows from his opponent Travis Browne, Monday. The two heavyweight sluggers went at it for nearly three rounds on during the UFC FS1 card in Boston.
The fight was close until Browne illegally gouged Mitrione’s right eye twice. A late right cross to the same eye built on the damage, and was the beginning of the end for Mitrione.
The result ladies and gentlemen, is one of the worst hematomas and/or possible broken orbitals in UFC, nay, actually, sports history. The only comparison as far as this reporter can remember is Mark Hominick, google him if you dare. The fear on Mitrione’s face is real as he rushes from the cage to the doctors backstage.