MMA fighting isn’t known for being a delicate sport – in fact, it can be pretty brutal.
One female MMA fighter lost her cool when she lost a task to a fellow contestant on Survivor Romania.
Scroll to the end to watch the video, it’s pretty brutal…
There are lots of dangers that the sport subjects you to.
It is a constant battle to be taken seriously in MMA, which is a male-dominated sport.
Which is something that nearly all professional sports are guilty of.
They have to follow a strict diet and get their fair share of blows to the face.
They get up early in the morning to train and spend most of their free time in the ring.
The Russian MMA fighter has highlighted the harsh reality of the sport.
Her 132k followers were taken by surprise when she posted a picture of her busted-up face.
Her picture just shows that winning comes at a price in this sport.
It comes in the form of a black eye, swollen-nose, busted lip, and swollen ear.
Yankova wrote on her page: “Had an elbow dance with my girlfriend… now I look like a beggar at a railway station. This is how I will look for the next couple of days.”
One fan wrote: “Such beauty should be protected.” Yankova is well known for her long blonde hair and strong facial features.
But not for the reason you’d expect.
The MMA fighter was taking part in a challenge on Survivor.
A fellow contestant completed the task before her, which is when she lashed out at a man on the other team.
He told her: “It’s hard Ana, it’s hard.”
He then holds his arms out, seemingly to hug her.
It looks as though she tries to punch him, a punch that he dodges.
He stands in front of her before she flips and headbutts him in the face. He falls to the floor in agony. A
Ana’s headbutt was that powerful – it reportedly broke his nose.
Diana Belbita is another fighter that has appeared on Survivor Romania before. She condemned Ana’s behaviour, saying: “I cannot agree with the gesture tonight of Ana Maria Pal. It is not a typical gesture for performance fighters and I would like to avoid generalising. If Ana made this gesture, she’s the only one who takes it… This is not a typical gesture for a fighter, Ana Maria is the only one who assumes the consequences.”
He posted a picture of himself, with the caption: “For those who support Ana’s behavior… ask the following question: If your mother yelled at your father and for that he received a punch in front, is it fair that he deserved it?”
We just hope that Ciobanu recovers and Ana is held accountable.