UFC Fighter’s Jaw Breaks in the Ring

Alex Nicholson’s first time in the ring didn’t go so well.

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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is widely considered one of the fastest-growing sports in America. However, its extreme violence often poses an ethical dilemma for regulators. For example, the UFC is engaged in a lawsuit against New York to overturn a statewide ban on the sport.

After a particularly brutal beating at this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 82 in Las Vegas, arguing the safety of MMA might prove to be difficult.

Just hours after proposing to his girlfriend, UFC rookie Alex Nicholson dislocated his jaw while being held in a neck crank by his opponent, Misha Cirkunov. Check out the clip below to witness this disturbing—and loud—moment.