Eye Gouge – MMA Risk
This is a photo of Rich Franklin’s Eye after UFC 93. He took an accidental eye gouge from his opponent, Dan Henderson. This is just one tough reality of MMA. The exposed finger MMA gloves are designed to allow opponents to grab one another for grappling moves, but also makes it possible to poke your finger in your opponent’s eye.
What should a fighter do if they have their eye gouged? Get medical attention immediately! Hey, the bottom line is that eyes are a delicate part of the body and without them life sucks. So, don’t risk it. If you have had your eye gouged and you are experiencing discomfort, don’t try to be a macho man, have it examined by a medical professional.