UFC Fighter Mike Perry Suffers One Of Worst Broken Noses In UFC History
UFC welterweight Mike "Platinum" Perry left The Antel Arena in Uruguay with one of the worst broken noses you'll ever see.
The 27-year-old stepped into the octagon at UFC Fight Night with highly-rated fighter Vicente Luque on Saturday.
And it turned out to a gruesome co-main event, with both fighters somehow going the distance after a bloody and brutal bout.
The fact that Perry carried on is a miracle in itself. He was left with a shattered nose after walking into this flying knee in the third.
Luque went on to win the bout via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), claiming his sixth straight bout.
But the biggest talking point was the state of Perry's battered nose.
UFC president Dana White and a number of other big names reacted to the brutal injury on social media.
"Easily worst nose break I've seen in a fight ever. Perry and Luque are tough as hell." said one Twitter user.
While another wrote: "Mike Perry's nose is on his cheek, what a disgusting injury!"
What a WAR! :punch:
Vicente Luque and Mike Perry leaving it ALL in the Octagon at #UFCUruguay - how'd you score it? pic.twitter.com/29qYMI92QX
- UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) August 11, 2019
If you've ever been tempted to get into MMA, just take a look at what happened to Mike Perry's nose after his #UFCUruguay fight against Vicente Luque :open_mouth: pic.twitter.com/AullgEIUwH
- Indy Sport (@IndySport) August 11, 2019
Good morning everyone, how's the hangovers? Could be worse you could be Mike Perry's nose pic.twitter.com/gUYQYTTMrj
- Brian Gerard Kelly (@BGK1980) August 11, 2019
Mike Perry's nose is on his cheek, what a disgusting injury! #UFCUruguay
- тony (@TeeJayLew) August 11, 2019
UFC posted footage of Luque's post-match interview on YouTube shortly after the fight.
And as you can see in the opening seconds, Perry was even freaked out by his broken nose, looking at himself on the big screen.
ESPN's post-show later confirmed that Mike Perry was taken to a local hospital for a CT scan after his team indicated he was having trouble breathing after the fight.
It was also announced that both fighters walked away with an additional $50,000 from the Fight of the Night award.
Well, at least Perry left the Antel Arena with something other than a nasty broken nose.