Viewers of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) would know how thrilling a bout between two athletes can get.
What people don't see often however are the injuries sustained by the competitiors after a match.
The Chive has compiled a series of images revealing the extent of injury athletes sustain following a fight.
From bruised and battered faces to deep lacerations, the images really show the the sport is not for the weak-hearted.
See the gallery below for the images of the UFC athletes.
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