Fractures and broken bones are a common occurrence in UFC and MMA fights. While it's not something to be overly concerned about if you're thinking of starting to train in mixed martial arts, it's still important to be aware of the potential risks. Let's take a look at some of the worst broken and dislocated appendages in the history of MMA. It's very unlikely that a neck could be fractured by a crank, since it would take more than a thousand pounds of torsional force to impact the bones in the neck. However, MMA fighters can often break the small bones in their hands by throwing punches and even defending them.
Swinging the leg with the greatest force against a shin resting on the floor is too common to cause a fracture. It usually occurs when a fighter feels a kick in the lower leg and hits his own shin bone against his opponents. But it's by far the worst arm break in MMA history, and with the implosion of Brian Jones Jr's leg, it's considered one of the worst bone fractures in sports history. While it's not illegal for wrestlers to unintentionally break a bone during submission attempts, they must give their opponent enough time to “take advantage” of it as an attempt at legal submission. In conclusion, fractures and broken bones are very typical in UFC and MMA fights. Although this isn't an MMA event, it's still important to be aware of the potential risks.
With that said, let's take a look at some of the worst broken and dislocated appendages in the history of MMA.