2011 has been an excellent year for fight fans so far, but great fights don't come without great sacrifice.
Mixed martial artists put there bodies on the line to entertain us fans—and to earn some heavy paychecks—and I think that's something we don't always appreciate enough.
Today we take a look at the most busted up faces of 2011 in honor of the physical sacrifice these fighters have made for our entertainment.
Alright, maybe I'm trying to make this seem more noble than it is. It's just kind of cool to look at bloodied up, swollen faces.
The images in this slideshow are of a graphic nature, so if you shy away from the site of blood, you may want to stop reading here.