And just in case anyone was going to doubt his authenticity, the up-and-coming welterweight posted a graphic picture of his injury onto social media.
"I'm bummed to say I have to pull out of my fight with Jordan Mein. I compounded fractured my toe yesterday," tweeted Thatch (11-1), who included pictures of the damage in his message.
The Denver-based Grudge fighter is 2-0 in the UFC and was an injury replacement for Mein's original opponent, Thiago Alves, who suffered a knee injury in preparation for the planned Aug. 23 fight.
No word yet on whether the company will be able to find another replacement to meet Mein (26-9).