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Eighty-three seconds isn't a long time. Whatever anyone tells you. Sorry, buddy, it just isn't.
For MMA fighter Timothy Woods, 83 seconds was the difference between being conscious and unconscious recently, during a fight with Tim Caron in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
Woods was duelling with Caron in the USA's smallest state when things went awry in an unusual fashion.
The fighter, who has a 7-6 win ratio (including the bout with Caron) was attempting to take his opponent down, only to knock himself out in the process.
Woods was pinned to the ring wall when he tried to take Caron down, but knocked his forehead in the process and was out cold.
Caron, unaware of what had happened or just because he likes to punch people and things, punched Woods several times before the referee stepped in and stopped the fight.
With the fight over, Caron won by technical knockout. Fortunately, Woods came to a few minutes later, and could be seen moving.
The defeat is a bitter blow for Woods. His last fight ended in knockout when he was beaten by Sam Oropeza after 51 seconds.
While Woods' plight was unpleasant in the extreme, it's nothing compared to some of MMA's more grisly injuries. Brazilian UFC featherweight Charles Oliveira once tore his esophagus in Canada. Eeeew, Canada.
Meanwhile, in 2010 JMMA (Japanese Mixed Martial Arts) legend Kazushi Sakuraba fought Marius Zaromskis at the grand old age of 40. His reward for getting back into the ring, he lost an ear. And just when you thought it couldn't get more gruesome, it does.
In December 2014, Alan Grays and Jose Johnston were having a lovely time beating the living shite out of one another when Grays went and ruined it all by losing an eye.
Admittedly, he lost the eye because Johnston had kicked him in the face, but still, he really should have been more careful with his eyes. What a wonderfully brutal sport MMA is.
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