The Three Worst Hematomas In Combat Sport History
The gruesome hematoma which Joanna Jedrzejczyk suffered at UFC 248 got us thinking about some of worst head injuries in combat sport history with plenty to pick from.
But three particular hematoma cases spring to mind and they come from the world of Muay Thai, mixed martial arts and boxing.
George Mann (Muay Thai)
Our first entry comes from Muay Thai where hard elbows and knees crash against the bone.
And Jo Nattawut landed a devastating elbow to the side of George Mann's head that started off the monstrous swelling during their featherweight clash in 2018.
Mann suffered a gruesome hematoma and somehow made it to the final bell, but he and his new growth didn't earn the win.
Mark Hominick (MMA)
Hominick's brutal hematoma from UFC 129 is still one of the worst injuries in MMA history.
The Canadian featherweight fell short in his bid to become UFC champion, but he did collect a gnarly souvenir from his title fight in the form of a hematoma.
He took a pounding at the hands of Jose Aldo. It was bad enough that he developed a nasty bump above his right eye and only got worse as the championship bout wore on.
Just like Mann, Hominick heard the final bell and even finished strongly but his valiant effort in the fifth round just wasn't enough.
Hasim Rahman (Boxing)
Boxing is one of the most dangerous sports on the planet and has produced some serious injuries in the ring. One of the more horrific injuries seen inside the squared circle was Hasim Rahman's hematoma from his heavyweight clash with Evander Holyfield.
Rahman sustained a hematoma in unfortunate style as he accidentally clashed heads with Holyfield, who then struck a blow on the growing bulge to devastating effect.
The injury was so bad, ringside physicians called the fight off after Rahman's hematoma worryingly grew and poised a significant risk if he had continued to fight.
So, there you have it, three of the worst hematomas in combat sport history. Which is the worst? Let us know.