You can smell the blood from here: UFC fighter suffers grotesque forehead gash… wins fight anyway

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Damon Jackson’s fight at Saturday night’s UFC event certainly wasn’t one for the squeamish after a MASSIVE cut was opened up on his head, causing blood to pool on the canvas – with the American winning the fight soon after.

Jackson was cruising to what looked certain to be a unanimous decision win against Charles Rosa after dominating the opening two rounds with his suffocating grappling.

That soon changed in the third, however, after a desperate Rosa connected flush with a spinning elbow, opening a inches-long cut above Jackson’s right eye.

Blood quickly began streaming from the area, prompting the concern of the cage-side doctor who briefly examined the 33-year-old to determine if he was capable of continuing.

But with the Octagon now resembling a bloodbath, Jackson was granted permission to continue and secured the win on the judges’ scorecards when the 15-minute time limit expired.

After victory was secured, Jackson took some time on the microphone to note how quickly the fight’s momentum took a swing. 

I didn’t really feel it. It didn’t hurt, but when I looked down I saw like, ‘It’s really pouring out,’” he said in his post-fight interview.

I felt like I was in control. I was hoping to hold him down a little better and get some more ground and pound. I wasn’t quite sure how the judges would see it.”

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