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Jul 18, 2016
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At the MMA event Bellator 158 held last Sunday (Manila time) in London, English fighter Michael "Venom" Page crushed his opponent's face with a flying knee. The victim, Brazilian MMA veteran Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos, ran straight into the vicious strike with 33 seconds remaining in the second round. Cyborg fell onto the mat where he winced and convulsed in pain.

All the while, Santos' tormentor signaled for his team to hand him a Pokémon-inspired cap and a Poké Ball, which was used to "capture" Santos like a Pokémon.

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In hindsight, the post-victory antics are looking more and more tasteless as details surrounding the damage to Santos arise. It looks horrible. Santos' ex-wife, MMA superstar Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino, posted this on Instagram:

 

Fight fans Please say a prayer for my Ex husband Cyborg Santos. Many of you watched him fight on Spike TV this weekend when he suffered this injury while fighting in London. Cyborg is still in the hospital in the UK, and they are not sure when he will be able to fly again. He has not had surgery yet and their is worry the brain can continue to swell causing more damage. Click The link In My bio to donate to his #GoFundMe  and support him and his family at this time. Thank you God for your protecion, The dr said this very Easily could have been life threatening. Please show your support for the fighters and share! ???????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Fãns de luta façam uma prece para o meu ex marido Cyborg Santos ,muitos de vocês assistiram ontem a luta dele na Spike TV,onde ele sofreu este ferimento enquanto lutava em Londres ,ele ainda está no hospital e não tem certeza quando ele vai poder voar de volta pra casa, @bellatormma  é responsável por todo procedimentos médicos que ele precisar para resolver este problema porém ele não vai poder trabalhar por um tempo e nós vamos arrecadar ajuda pra ele através do #gofundme para os fãs patrocinarem ele e sua família nesta hora difícil, Obrigada Deus por sua proteção!! O medico disse que ele poderia estar em  risco de vida,mostrem seu apoio aos lutadores e compartilhem isto!!! No meu Perfil do Instagram esta  esta o link ajudar!  #GodToGlory #figtherlife #teamcyborg #evangelistacyborgsantos #bellator158 #London Spanish ????

A photo posted by CRISTIANE V JUSTINO ????????? (@criscyborg) on


The visible damage in the x-ray and the photo looks disturbing even if you aren't the squeamish type. It looks straight out of the newer Mortal Kombat games which have those "X-Ray" combos that show the damage being done to the fighters' bones and organs.

As stated in the Instagram post, Santos is not yet in the clear and "he has not had surgery yet and their worry [is] the brain can continue to swell causing more damage." There is currently a GoFundMe page where one can donate to cover Santos' medical expenses. 

We hope you make a full recovery, Mr. Santos.

 

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