UFC lightweight Alan Patrick suffers gruesome broken jaw in training for UFC 179
Undefeated Brazilian lightweight Alan Patrick has been forced from his UFC 179 booking against Beneil Dariush, and the injury is quite graphic. The X Gym product ate a flush knee while sparring, and shattered his lower jaw in the process. Check out what Patrick’s manager D’angelo Vidal had to say to MMAFighting.com:
“He was scheduled to compete in an ADCC match in Manaus on Sunday, but he had a small jaw fracture in training. He absorbed a huge knee in his jaw in training and suffered a minor jaw fracture, and a couple teeth went soft. He can’t recover in time to fight at UFC 179.”
“Nuguette” was last seen in action at UFC 169, where he won a rather controversial decision over John Makdessi. The Brazilian is set to undergo surgery this week for his fractured jaw and nasty gumline rearrangement.
I’m not sure what constitutes a small fracture these days, but check out the pictures of the nasty injury that caused Patrick to get scratched from UFC 179, and replaced by Diego Ferreira. Warning! These images are NSFW!
Alan Patrick UFC 179 broken jaw in training