MMA fighter breaks leg (GRAPHIC)

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Frank Bloise's pro MMA debut at Ultimate Combat Challenge 11 ended fast and painfully.
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Mike Chiappetta

Mike Chiappetta has documented the fast-growing sport of mixed martial arts since 2006 for news organizations including SB Nation, NBCSports.com, FIGHT! Magazine, AOL and ESPN. He appears regularly as an analyst on countless television shows and radio programs, including CBS Radio and MMA Beat. Follow him on Twitter.


Sometimes you need a cosmic sign to tell you that something isn't meant for you. Other times, that truth comes in a snap. And then there's what happened to Panamanian fighter Frank Bloise, who was struck by a combination of fate and bad luck within 15 seconds of making his professional fighting debut.

The match happened in August 2012, but for some reason, video of it didn't surface until now, over a year later. Perhaps it's because it's so graphic and gruesome the videographer didn't want to release it.

Bloise was attempting to fight off a takedown from opponent Ludwing Salazar when the horrific moment happened, and well, we'll let you watch it with your own eyes. Just consider yourself warned. You can't unsee what you've already seen. And in case you're wondering, Bloise hasn't fought since.

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