Photo: 'TUF 19' champ Eddie Gordon reveals horrifying pre-show toe injury
Eddie Gordon ran the gauntlet to win “The Ultimate Fighter 19″ earlier this year, and he did it with a grotesque toe injury.
According to Gordon (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), he suffered a nasty injury to his left index toe just one week before moving into the house, where he lived for six weeks.
“This is not for the weak hearted #tbt my messed up toe week before #tuf19 fight to get into house the truck had a bad wheel all season but it was well worth #teamtruck,” Gordon wrote on his official Instagram (http://instagram.com/truckmma_ufc) account, along with the following photo.
Gordon defeated Mike King by unanimous decision to earn his spot in the house. In the semifinal round, he defeated Ireland’s Cathal Pendred by split decision to move on the final, where he had the chance at a six-figure UFC contract.
While UFC President Dana White repeatedly labeled “TUF 19″ as the worst season in the nearly 10-year lifespan of the reality series, Gordon dispelled that notion when he blasted Douglas Lima in just 71 seconds at the TUF 19 Finale.
The 31-year-old earned a place on the UFC roster with the victory over Lima, and apparently, he made it to that point at less than 100 percent.
Gordon, a Team Serra-Longo product who fights out of Long Island, N.Y., has yet to be scheduled for his sophomore UFC appearance.
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