In the third round of their heavyweight bout, Mark Hunt landed a strong right hand followed by a leaping left hook that put Stefan Struve down on the mat. Struve was visibily hurt, but not unconscious. Referee Herb Dean jumped in closer to the action as Hunt put his hands up and walked away, although it looked like Dean was ready for the bout to continue. Dean then waived the fight off, awarding the TKO win to Hunt.
It did look as though Struve may have been able to continue, but he clarified the situation tonight via Twitter:
Thanks for the support everybody, I wanted Herb to take the tooth out of my cheek and continue but then it turned out my jaw was broken...
45 minutes to the hospital without painkillers.. Man, please choke me out.. Jaw is hurting like crazy.. :(
@danawhite get me morfine please this fucking ambulance hasn't got any :( :( :(
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We knew that Stefan Struve claimed his jaw was broken, but it wasn't until this afternoon that we knew for sure, as the UFC heavyweight tweeted this picture of his x-ray:
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