Forget Couture - MMA Now Has A Real Superhero

Last weekend’s MMA fight between Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar was pitted as a bout between good and evil, with Couture playing the role of G.I. Joe and Lesnar aptly playing the villain (hey, it’s easy to be a villain when you have a penis tattoo). The whole metaphor collapsed meekly when Lesnar dropped Couture because hey, who really wants to root for a villain? Or who wants to root for a villain outside of the Bronx? Well, now MMA has a real hero, as Croatian UFC star Goran Reljic woke up to a car crash and immediately saved the lives of two men who had crashed into icy water.

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(Goran Reljic: Undefeated lifesaver)

Yup, it’s a true story, as first reported in FANHOUSE via a translation of Croatian newspaper SLOBODNA DALMACIJA. It turns out that Reljic was in bed when the crash occurred, jumped out of his seaside home — while still wearing his underwear, mind you — and swam to the car, where he broke the car’s passenger window with a punch and pulled the driver and swam to safety.

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Cutman “Stitch” Davis Tells His Bloodiest Tales

Cutmen are one of the unsung heroes of the ring. They’re the ones that stand in their corner and spend time between rounds preventing and treating the fighter’s bruised and bloodied face, preparing him for the continuing assault and allowing the fight go on. So you just know they have their share of grisly tales to tell. Lucky for us, ESPN THE MAGAZINE asked the one of the great cutmen in the UFC, Stitch Davis, for his five bloodiest stories in the ring. Davis did not disappoint.

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(Job well done, Stitch.)

Not to spoil anything, but the bloodiest match he worked on was Jay Hieron vs. Jonathan Roulet, when Hieron ended up severing an artery in between his eyes and started spouting blood. “Both fighters had blood from the top of their head to the bottom of their feet, front and back.” So yeah, you might want to read this thing before dinnertime.

But one of the biggest revelations in the piece is that Raul Marquez is a cheap ass.

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