Kyle Kingsbury suffers multiple facial fractures in loss to Manuwa

Saturday, September 29, 2012

“Good stoppage…. Although I wanted a 3rd round, MRI just confirmed multiple fractures above the eye and nose.”
-Kyle Kingsbury, via Twitter

“Kingsbu” was mauled in the first round of his fight with Jimi Manuwa at UFC on FUEL TV 5. After the fight was stopped by the ringside physician between the second and third rounds because his left eye was swollen shut, he wisely sought medical intention.

It was so bad that by the time “Kingsbu” somehow managed to come out for the second round, he was fighting with a broken face. That’s right, Manuwa — who was actually a body builder before turning to mixed martial arts (MMA) several years ago — was hurling bone-breaking strikes that most likely would have stopped large livestock.

But, not the hulking 6’4″ Kingsbury, who took a lickin’ and kept on tickin.’ The American Kickboxing Academy (AKA)-trained fighter would have even come out for a third and final round had the ringside physician not rightfully called a halt to the 205-pound battle.

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