Takanori Gomi Suffered Broken Hand in UFC on Fuel TV 8 Fight with Diego Sanchez

March 4, 2013
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GomiHand.Takanori Gomi suffered a broken hand during his UFC on Fuel TV 8 split decision loss to Diego Sanchez on Saturday.

The former Pride lightweight champion posted a photo of the x-ray on his official blog on Monday showing a break to the second metacarpal bone of his right hand just above the metacarpophalangeal joint of his index finger.

According to the blog, Gomi suffered the broken hand during the opening round of the fight with Sanchez.  Despite the broken bone, Gomi fought through.

The judges scored the fight for Sanchez by split decision, but many felt Gomi did enough to capture the win, including UFC president Dana White.

Following the fight, White tweeted, “How the (expletive) did Diego win that fight!?”

MMAWeekly.com also scored the fight for Gomi during its live play-by-play.

Sanchez hadn’t fought in over a year heading into the bout with Gomi.  The fight marked his return to the lightweight division.

The loss snapped a two-fight win streak for the Japanese lightweight.

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  • MuayThaiFood

    Ok, now I get. That’s what Diego meant when he said he did more damage.

  • “many felt Gomi did enough to capture the win”? Everyone knows Gomi won is more like it.

    • Cuntlick

      Yea man that was messed up. They should overturn the decision!

  • The way he fought, you would never know that he had a broken hand either, what a warrior. I also agree that fight ruling should be overturned.I also look forward to seeing Gomi’s next fight, maybe a rematch hahaha I can wish.

    • Keeping it Real

      I actually remember watching live and the punch where it probably happened. I was like ooohh, that could be bad. He hit the top of Sanchez’s head kind of awkwardly and then kept shaking his hand and even looked at it a couple times and then kept throwing a few kicks.
      But then he obviously kept throwing punches and I was like he must be ok. And then he got robbed. Terrible way to reward him for his efforts.

  • Cameron Merryman

    That has to be the crappiest X-ray I have ever seen