UFC star Ryan Benoit shows off gruesome swollen leg after breaking fibular in brutal fight with Zarrukh Adashev

UFC flyweight Ryan Benoit showed off his gruesome swollen leg after breaking his fibular against Zarrukh Adashev.

Benoit was beaten on points in Las Vegas as Adashev battered the American's legs with brutal kicks.

He was immediately transported to hospital after the loss and later released a picture online of his heavily bruised left leg.

Benoit, 31, posted: "I’d still chase him around if we had more time to scrap!

"Broke my fibular head (probably early in the fight if a rocket scientist had to guess).  

"The hospital was very concerned about  the swelling and possible compartment syndrome so they kept me overnight and they are still monitoring until tmrw.

"Thanks everyone for the love and support."

Benoit's injury comes just a month after Conor McGregor, 33, broke his tibia in his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier, 32, at UFC 264.

I’d still chase him around if we had more time to scrap!

McGregor came down horrifically on his leg just seconds before the end of round one, losing by doctor stoppage as a result.

He has since undergone surgery in Los Angeles and will be out for six-months with a medical suspension.

After the unprecedented defeat McGregor released images from his training camp which revealed him with a taped up ankle and also icing it.

But Poirier, who was beaten by McGregor in 2014 but won the rematch by knockout in January, hit out at his rival.

He told THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas: “Right off the bat, mentally, I just feel like it’s weak. It’s weak.

"It’s excuses, but I’m trying not to read too far into it or go down these days of reading what videos are out and what people are saying because I’m back home with my family.

"It’s a win on my record. I know I did what I needed to do in my fight, pre-fight, my training camp.


"I crossed and checked all the boxes I needed to check, gave it my all, and went out there. Like you’re saying, it’s noise.

“Whatever people are gonna say or he’s gonna say, it just it is what it is.

"I’m healthy, I’m safe, I’m back home, I have another win on my record, and I’m still the No1 contender, so those are facts.”


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