In a sport as grueling and rigorous as mixed martial arts (MMA), injuries are bound to happen, and we have undoubtedly seen our fair share of them over the last few years.
As the sport continues to expand, and evolve, it seems as if new methods and measures are being used to lessen the amount of injuries endured, but at the end of the day, it’s not always in a fighter’s control.
Injuries in MMA have caused a plethora of fights and cards in particular to be crumbled, but we have also seen the injury bug put a hurting on individual fighters’ careers as well.
Fighters can lose out on big paydays, and big opportunities if they are unable to remain healthy, and can even miss years of their prime due to being hurt.
That being said, let’s take a closer look at five MMA careers that have been hindered by injuries: