The sport of mixed martial arts is often characterized by back-and-forth bouts between two evenly matched opponents.
One man strikes, the other counters. One man goes for a takedown, the other sprawls.
...And then there are those times when fighters are grossly mismatched, and the ensuing battle is downright difficult to watch.
A vicious beatdown is a horrendous sight, but it is polarizing just the same.
To honor those moments when you just couldn't stifle your disposition for the macabre, I present to you the 20 worst beatdowns of 2012.
Start the slideshow, and enjoy!