Houston Texans running back Arian Foster caused a stir last year by tweeting an MRI of his injured hamstring. Earlier this month, MMA figher J.P. Joubert took the sharing of medical results to a whole other level, tweeting an X-ray image of his fractured skull.
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That Joubert is still able to access his Twitter account after suffering such an injury would be impressive enough if he hadn't also won the fight when the fracture occurred.
On July 27, Joubert battled Norman Wessels for the light heavyweight championship at EFC Africa 15. Wessels apparently handed Joubert quite a beating in the first round, which is likely when the fracture occurred. But the bout reversed course in the second when Joubert, nicknamed "The Bull," rallied to win via knockout for his fourth straight win.
As noted by The Big Lead, Joubert had to be transported to the hospital for a CT scan after the bout. According to the injury report issued by EFC Africa, Wessel's beating resulted in a "frontal sinus fracture and concussion."
"A fight comes down to who can take the most and who can give the most. It’s not about how you start, but how you finish," he told EFCAfrica.com after the fight.
It was just last week at the London Olympics when U.S. sprinter Manteo Mitchell broke his leg in the middle of the 4x400-meter relay preliminaries and, with 200 meters left to go, somehow still finished his lap. Mitchell said after helping the U.S. qualify that he "figured it's what almost any person would've done in that situation."
If there was any way to be tougher than Mitchell, Joubert may have found it.