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MMA Fighters Taking Hospital Selfies Together After Hard Fought Classic Battles Is One Of The Sport's Greatest Traditions

After last night’s main event of The Korean Zombie vs Yair Rodriguez at UFC Denver, a tweet dropped in on my timeline that said that both fighters were being transported to a local hospital to be evaluated and go through concussion testing. Immediately, I turned to Trent and said, “I really hope they take a picture together”.

An outsider to the intricacies of the sport and its traditions, he was perplexed, but for whatever reason – I find post-instant-classic hospital pictures to be one of the sports’ greatest traditions. First, there was Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua…

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Then, there was Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson…

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After them, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald (after what is my favorite fight in UFC history)…

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And now, the Korean Zombie and El Pantera themselves…

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All balls to the wall, all-out absolute WARS, and all legendary gladiators of the martial arts. All the respect in the world to ‘em.

P.S. You didn’t think I was gonna go an entire blog without posting the finish, did you?