He took a pounding in the ring -- but right after UFCer Michael Johnson lost in "The Ultimate Fighter" finale match this weekend ... dude nursed his swollen wounds with a night out in Vegas.
Johnson took his black eye out for a round at Vanity nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday night with fellow UFC badass Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
Thanks to our friends at SpyOnVegas.com for the shots.
UFC Star Loses Fight -- Parties with Black Eye
12/7/2010 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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