Baseball can be an unforgiving sport. We all know what’s about to go down in America’s favourite pastime when you’re sliding into first and your pants are gonna burst. Heaven forbid sliding into third and you feel a juicy… you get the idea.
MMA is no different. Athletes push themselves to the limit – hundreds of hours of training, blood, sweat and tears go into reaching the pinnacle of such a demanding sport. But there is another bodily fluid (or solid) that is a by product of pushing oneself to the absolute limit. Sh!t happens. In our most eloquent piece to date, here are four times that the limit was, well, disgusting.
1. Humberto Brown
At UFC 180, Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum put on quite the show; however during the events preliminary card, something entirely different was on display. Making his UFC debut, Humberto Brown came up short against fellow debutante Gabriel Benitez. Despite the loss, Brown laid it all on the line, and some in his shorts. And his surname is Brown. Seriously? It’s just too much – I can’t even. Unfortunately for Brown, he lost the fight, his contract with the UFC, and control of his bowels.
2. Yoel Romero
Jeopardy answer: Cigars, sandwiches and Yoel Romero. Question: What are my three favourite things that have come out of Cuba? Romero is a frighteningly powerful human being. What he does to opponents is nasty. But what he does in his shorts is even nastier. During his fight with Tim Kennedy, Romero was taken to task for not getting off his stool after round 2, but during his fight with Derek Brunson he had no issues with his stool (#NailedIt). Soldier of God? More like Soldier of Bog. I’m really sorry…dug too deep for that one.
3. Tim Sylvia
At 6 foot 8 and often (well) over 300 pounds, Tim Sylvia is a giant. The man who ruled the UFC’s heavyweight division during the mid 2000’s is a force to be reckoned with. Sadly his days of dominance have long passed. Hopefully so too has his memory of January 16, 2006 when he fought a resilient Assuerio Silva. Battling the flu, Sylvia was “unable to hold in his number twos”. Poor, poor Assuerio. He couldn’t even win a fight where he literally beat the sh!t out of his opponent.
For the title of grossest incident, we head to “Ruckus in the Cage” in West Virginia sometime in 2015. Heavyweights Daniel Cooper and Travis Wolford duked it out till Cooper had the upperhand, reigning down hammerfists before setting up a guillotine choke on Wolford. At this point, Wolford tapped and Cooper let go, and in turn Wolford also let go. The crowd held back their gag reflexes as the heavyweight turd dispenser left the cage with a brown trail behind him. Watch how the unfortunate event flows out here.