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UFC Fighter:

Look Ma,

I Split My Face Open

2/6/2012 12:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

***WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC**

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Ladies and gentlemen ... UFC fighter Roy Nelson's mangled face -- after taking a nasty knee to the forehead Saturday night at UFC 143, courtesy of Muay Thai punisher Fabricio Werdum.

Nelson -- who lost the fight by unanimous decision -- posted the picture on his Twitter, writing, "Here is the cut from me head butting werdum's knee in the 1st. My face is fine, forehead is a little sore."

According to Nelson, the gashes on his face -- one big, one small -- required between 16-20 stitches.

If that weren't badass enough -- Nelson says he's already back at the gym today.

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1.

nick    

What a beast

801 days ago
2.

OOIIOOOI    

DAYYYYYYYUM!

801 days ago
3.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

He took it like a man!!

801 days ago
4.

TW    

That fight was so one sided. I really wanted Big country to do well, but he got beat like a piece of meat for 3 long rounds.

801 days ago
5.

Curits    

Werdum dropped some Thai knees, but he's a jiu jitsu fighter, not a Muy Thai fighter

801 days ago
6.

O_o    

OH that's not too bad. i was expectin much worse. but, then the 20 stitches kinda gave it away too. das whatcha git for playin w the big dogs!

801 days ago
7.

ohboy    

Give it up to Big Country. Not even the biggest heavyweights can knock this guy out. Not Dos Santos, Mir, Cro Cop, Werdum, etc. He may lose a few fights, but when he does he makes you work for it.

801 days ago
8.

Dave    

Re:#6 - Curits

Fabricio is muay thai, as well as jiu jitsu. do some research

801 days ago
9.

campy    

It's just a flesh wound.

801 days ago
10.

sweetbaby    

ew

801 days ago
11.

lalaland    

I came on comments to thank you for not making me look at the uncensored version, but there it is on the comments page. Thanks for nothing, and you owe me the lunch I just puked all over my desk.

801 days ago
12.

Good riddance!    

I suspect Roy has had worse injuries removing twist-off bottle caps from beers, but he showed the determination and heart against an veteran opponent that White and fans are looking for. Big cajones! Expect to see him in the UFC more often and hopefully, things turn out better for him! What was sniveling, but not at all unexpected, was Diaz whining that he might quit the UFC because he lost his match. Good luck jumping into obscurity if he makes such a stupid move. As Dana and many others have often said "Don't leave it in the hands of the judges."

801 days ago
13.

Woot    

Everyone who willingly fights should immediately be shipped off to another backwardsass country... (say, Texas), beat each other (even more) senseless, and stay there forevermore, never to bother the rest of the civilized population of the planet Earth again.

801 days ago
14.

Buster    

Badass.

801 days ago
15.

Nita    

BIG DEAL.....I wouldnt go so far as to issue an "extremely graphic" warning.

801 days ago
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