BJ Penn Fights and the 20 Bloodiest Moments in Sports History

Sean BeckwithContributor IMay 3, 2011

BJ Penn Fights and the 20 Bloodiest Moments in Sports History

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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27:  BJ Penn of the USA looks across the octagon at John Fitch of the USA before the start of their welterweight bout part of UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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    Injuries are a part of sports but occasionally blood flows like a Quentin Tarnatino movie. Some of the best CGI can't even do it justice.

    It's like the scene in "Dark Knight" when they flip an actual semi truck. It could be done using CGI but it is so much cooler because they flipped an actual semi truck.

    If you like gore or "Mortal Kombat" or Quentin Tarantino movies then you will probably like this slideshow.

    Warning: This slideshow contains graphic material.

20: Rasheed Wallace

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    I can never tell is Rasheed Wallace is serious or just annoyed.

    I know he gets mad when he feels he is fouled or he feels he didn't foul but he just seems annoyed here.

19: Dwyane Wade

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    The Knicks haven't played defense since the 90s and even though they made Dwyane Wade bleed he still dropped 46 points on them.

    Oh and this was when he didn't have LeBron or Bosh on his team.

18: The Blood Game

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    Doc River affectionately called this game the blood game.

    I understand the media wants the Knicks and Celtics to have what the Red Sox and Yankees have but it's not there yet. A few more of these games and a competitive Playoff series would help.

    Too bad the Knicks were swept and the Celtics are on the other side of veteran.

17: Stupid Soccer Player

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    Here is a soccer player helping his teammate celebrate a goal when another teammate comes in to do the same.

    This results in the first ever teammate-on-teammate post-goal broken nose. You have to celebrate something happens only a few times a game though.

16: Eli Manning

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    I know Roger Goodell has been crushed in the media for trying to expand the NFL season but I'm going to pile on anyway.

    This happened during a preseason game and it's basically a fluke play but this is why you have preseason games. Players need to get their timing and playbook down.

15: Aaron Rowand

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    I feel like Frank McCourt because Bud Selig is screwing me.

    He takes McCourt's Dodgers and then every MLB Youtube clip. I mean who would want to relive any great moment in MLB history. I could watch Albert Pujols put Brad Lidge in therapy five past every hour.

    If you don't remember the Aaron Rowand play I'm talking about then here's a brief description.

    During a regular season game against the rival Mets Aaron Rowand tracked a Xavier Nady fly ball right into the fence. He broke his nose and orbital bone amongst others. 

14: Derek Jeter

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    The Yankees are so big Bud Selig couldn't contain their Youtube clips.

    This is the reason everybody outside of Boston loves Derek Jeter. The same can be said for Dwyane Wade's dive into the stands on Sunday.

    If you were wondering, Derek Jeter = Dwyane Wade and Alex Rodriguez = LeBron James.

    Side note: I don't have a comparison for Chris Bosh.

13: Ben Roethlisberger

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    I think Big Ben still has bad karma.

    His off-field transgressions have been well documented and it may have flustered him the same way post-affair Tiger has been affected.

    The difference is, Big Ben has that nasty defense to keep the game close.

12: Curt Shilling

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    The Bloody Sock game may not be overly bloody but this game has to cross your mind when you think of blood and sports.

    I know Yankees fans hate being reminded of this but Derek Jeter had his own slide so take it easy.

    Side note: The song in the video could not be more overplayed.

11: Rich Franklin Knocks out Chuck Liddell

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    This is Rich Franklin ending Chuck Liddell's career.

    He lands a pretty viscious show to the nose. One of my favorite things about Joe Rogan is how non-chalant he is about broken noses and contusions.

    Side note: I apologize for the video quality.

10: Richard Zednick Takes a Skate to the Neck

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    No deaths are shown in this slideshow so all you "Saw" lovers will just have to wait for "Saw 15" or whatever one is next.

    As the anchor said, how this doesn't happen more often is surprising. It also channels one of my favorite Adam Sandler lines in "Happy Gilmore."

    "I was the only guy who took off my skate and tried to stab a guy with it."

9: Steve Nash

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    I remember watching this game and thinking to myself, "Thank God Steve Nash isn't big enough to play hockey."

8: Kings vs Avalanche

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    The NHL needs to put fighting back in hockey video games.

    Not only was it the best part but it was a way to demoarlize your opponent, especially if you're winning.

    I also enjoy how sloppy real hockey fights are. They just grab the other guy's jersey and spin around throwing wild haymakers until someone falls down or the ref stops it.

7: BJ Penn

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    I'm for any Hawaiian who can do that. Even though I like boxing more than UFC, I like BJ Penn. I enjoy striking in general.

    I understand how technical the ground game is but it's boring. I wish boxing had a ruling body because look how successful the MMA is with structure and a brand name.

6: BJ Penn Again

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    This guy bleeds like a Porsche accelerates.

    He goes from cut to bloodied as fast as a Prosche goes from zero to 60.

5: Mike Tyson

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    I wanted to watch this fight but I had a family function.

    I'm glad I didn't structure my day around this fight because I would have been exteremly disappointed.

    Mike Tyson was the baddest man on the planet for awhile and it's too bad Don King ruined his life and took advantage of him.

    Side note: Don King is the reason boxing needs a governing body.

4: Micky Ward vs. Arturo Gatti

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    This is what happens when you have a fight between a hard-headed Irishman from South Boston and a relentless Italian from Jersey City (I know Gatti grew up in Montreal but it sounds better that way).

    This fight won fight of the year in 2001 and prompted two more rematches. (Gatti won two of three fights overall)

3: Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward watched this fight before each of their epic fights.

    Hearns and Hagler are relentless and I was I iwsh I were alive for this match.

    I know other boxing matches are more important from a historic standpoint but you'll be hardpressed to find a fight more entertaining.

2: Moravians vs. Bohemians

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    This is a brawl with a little hockey mixed in. It takes place in a Czech Hockey league.

    Those Eastern Europeans are pretty crazy. It seems like Eastern Europeans and Canadians are the most terrifying hockey players.

1: Clint Malarchuk

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    I can't watch this video more than once. I can't believe Malarchuk didn't die here.

    How do you slit your neck and not die? Hockey goalies before helmets will always be the craziest athletes in the four major American sports.