Stefan Struve Posts Picture Of Broken Jaw Following Mark Hunt Knockout
After eating a number of Hunt's heavy shots, a final left hook at the 1:44 mark of the third round sent the 7'0, 265-pound heavyweight crashing to the canvas. While the blow didn't knock Struve out in the traditional sense, a broken jaw and missing tooth brought a halt to the bout.
"Thanks for the support everybody," Struve tweeted following the loss. "I wanted [referee] Herb [Dean] to take the tooth out of my cheek and continue but then it turned out my jaw was broken."
On Sunday, Struve tweeted an X-ray photo (seen on the right) from the previous night showing the extent of the injury.
"Wired my jaw in the hospital here and flying back tomorrow to get surgery as soon as we land Monday in Holland," Struve said on Sunday.
The defeat snapped a four-fight win streak for the 25-year-old kickboxer, who previously notched stoppage victories over Pat Barry, Dave Herman, Lavar Johnson and Stipe Miocic.
Hunt, meanwhile, earned his fourth-straight win on Saturday following a year-long layoff due to a knee injury. Earlier wins over Cheick Kongo, Ben Rothwell and Chris Tuchscherer bring his UFC record to an impressive 4-1.