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PHOTO: The Gruesome, Bloody Cut Cain Velasquez Opened On Brock Lesnar's Face

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You know those "A picture says a thousand words" photos? You've seen them: the iconic ones, like the flag being raised at Iwo Jima or Muhammad Ali towering over a fallen foe in the ring, really do sum up a story in a snapshot.

Tonight's UFC 121 main event, between Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar, produced a lesser one of them. And it wasn't the mammoth mauler from Minnesota who set up the shot; instead, Lesnar played the canvas.

Warning: What you are about to see and a heavy breakfast are not compatible.

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Faces are not supposed to open like that.

Velasquez defeated Brock by TKO, and likely significantly diminished Lesnar's reputation in the process. On the other hand, it takes a great fighter to do that to a man as ursine as Lesnar.

Read all the recaps of Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez.

(Image via the inestimable 30fps.)