MMA fighters are pretty tough guys. When they get to scrabbling on the floor and torquing each others limbs you can almost feel the pain when you are watching.
But man. Ray Elbe, on a quiet Malaysian holiday, met an opponent of a caliber that no referee could have intervened to save him. Elbe stated that after the event:
When it first happened…blood was everywhere…to the point I passed out.
Falling face first I ko’d myself on the floor–very smally chipping two teeth and busting my chin–
Here is the article. Maybe the title is TMI. There are no photos so its safe to read.
(see if you can spot the potential exaggeration)