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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.


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.)