It always surprises me how the best fighter in the world looks like an ordinary 40yr old balding, almost pudgy, white guy.
Fedor Emelianenko suffered a broken nose and injured his left hand during his heavyweight bout with Brett Rogers Saturday at Strikeforce/M-1 Global
"Fedor vs. Rogers," Sherdog.com has learned from a source close to the fighter's camp.
The nose break isn't an issue worth much concern but the hand breaks remain a major problem for Fedor. In combat sports hand breaks tend to repeat
often due to repeated stress to the same bones that have already broken once and have weakened. Fedor's style of punching which involves a lot of
landing with the thumb and index finger rather than the knuckles of the index/middle finger leads to a lot more injuries.
There is no word yet on how long this will keep Fedor on the shelf but he has been out up to ten months in the past for similar injuries.
"Steven Bash, Emelianenko's translator and American representative, said Sunday that the jab caused a deep cut to his nose, but did not damage it in
any other way.
Bash confirmed that Emelianenko injured his left hand and may have dislocated his thumb requiring it to be popped back into place. The Russian
heavyweight was later outfitted with a soft cast at a Chicago area hospital."