MMA Fighter Fractures Opponent’s Skull With Flying Knee, Celebrates With Post-Fight Pokemon Go
July 18, 2016

The insane popularity of Pokemon Go has seen it rear its head everywhere from a Hell’s Angel club in New Zealand to the Iraqi frontlines battling ISIS – and now Pikachu & co have made their way into the world of combat sports.

At Bellator 158 in London over the weekend, Michael Page battled Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos in a welterweight match – and ended the match swiftly with a brutal flying knee in the second round. What had everybody talking was his post-fight celebration, where he donned a Pokemon hat and rolled a Pokeball towards Santos’ face-down body. Heavy:

Santos was hospitalised and now the true extent of the damage is coming into the limelight. He suffered a serious fractured skull, saying “I’m under observation now and will have surgery in the United States. I had a serious injury, but Bellator is giving me all the support I need.” His ex-wife, fellow MMA fighter Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino, posted this image to Instagram with an X-Ray that’ll make you shudder, while the dent in Santos’ forehead should tell you that this would have really, really, really hurt:

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

Fingers crossed that Santos makes a speedy recovery.

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