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Randy Couture Finished Off Gabriel Gonzaga Despite a Broken Arm

During the FanHouse live blog of the Randy Couture-Gabriel Gonzaga fight at UFC 74 Saturday night, I wrote early in the third round, "Gonzaga lands a solid high kick! I'm amazed that Couture didn't go down."

Now we learn that although Gonzaga's high kick didn't knock Couture down, it did break his arm.

Couture, 44, sustained the injury Saturday blocking a Gonzaga right high kick with his left forearm, cleanly separating the ulna bone with a "nightstick fracture," a break common in law enforcement circles. The injury placed the UFC heavyweight champion's arm in a splint for six weeks. The appendage will not need a cast.

"It's not displaced, so the doctors think it will reattach in about a week and a half," said Couture.

But just moments after that kick broke Couture's arm, Couture managed to beat Gonzaga on strikes anyway. That's tough.

Thanks to FanHouse commenter Dan for the tip.

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