‘I remember hearing the Snap. It was so awful” – UFC commentator Joe Rogan reflects on former world champion’s arm snapped in half by Frank Mir


Mixed martial arts is one of the most exciting combat sports. Although it is very violent and deadly, every time an individual enters the Octagon, they are putting their life on the line. You remain at risk of potentially fatal injuries. Perhaps that is why it is so widely seen and supported around the world. Supreme discipline is required throughout life to excel in this sport. From an early age, you have to compel yourself to daily tormenting training to be effective. Joe Rogan on his recent podcast, with Steve-O, discussed those injuries, a few during the Frank Mir fight.


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Fighters must maintain their fitness and physique to excel in the Octagon. The one who takes the most care of himself and who is the most disciplined often reaches the top. Although you achieve a godlike physique, you still risk sustaining a slime wound if you lack judgment. An example would be At Kamaru Usman’s defeat by KO against Leon Edwards at cfu 278.


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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – AUGUST 20: (L-R) Jamaica’s Leon Edwards headbutts Kamaru Usman of Nigeria during the UFC welterweight championship fight at UFC 278 at Vivint Arena on August 20, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ was headed for goat status when it ate a wild kick to the head from ‘Rocky’. Since he dominated most of the fight, a decision win was in the stars had he not succumbed in the final round. A lack of judgment was enough.


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While a headbutt is quite damaging, it doesn’t come close to some of the other injuries fighters sustain through Jujitsu.

Joe Rogan describes the Minotauro’s horrific arm snap:

Joe Rogan in his recent podcast with Steve-O breaks down the Frank Mir vs. Antonio Nogueira fight. He hails former interim UFC Light Heavyweight champion ‘Minotauro’ as a legend and shows a lot of respect. It justifies how amazing Frank is since he broke his arm in the fight and how.


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Joe describes how Minotauro opts for a guillotine during the fight, and Frank the reverse. He lands his right leg on Minotauro and then proceeds to perform an armbar. Since Antonio doesn’t tap, his arm breaks. He said, “I remember hearing the snap. It was so awful.

Joe added, “Now watch this here. Instantaneous! Argh! Frank is so big and strong your arm doesn’t stand a chance. In fact, he broke the arms of 2 different world champions inside the Octagon.


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He keeps on, “He broke Tim Sylvia’s arm with an armbar and he broke Minotauro’s arm. And when that arm breaks like that man, I don’t think you’re ever the same.

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