Mixed martial artist Ray Elbe likely suffered the worst injury of his career earlier this month.
This one, however, occurred outside the octagon.
Elbe, who announced he's currently on a training tour in southeast Asia, took to his personal website over the weekend to say he sustained a penile fracture during intense intercourse with his girlfriend.
“Keeping it safe during sex isn’t just wearing a condom,” Elbe said in an online video message. “As it happened you can imagine the shock and the horror that was going on. Obviously my girlfriend was frantic. We’re in a foreign country that doesn’t speak English."
As Malaysian security teams and health care workers arrived at his condo, the Ultimate Fighter Season 9 competitor described in vivid detail the trauma associated with the injury.
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While local doctors expect Elbe, who has a career fighting record of 23 wins and 11 losses since entering mixed martial arts in 2002, to make a full recovery, he was holed up in hospital for a number of days.
“I pretty much was on display the entire time I’ve been in the hospital,” he said. “Let’s face it, guys, it’s probably the worst nightmare you can think of.”
He expects to be issued a clean bill of health within the next few days before travelling to the Philippines to continue MMA training.
“I came forward with (the injury) because I really want people to understand the significance of the emergency,” Elbe said. “As I Googled this online, a lot of guys actually get to the point where there is no repair because they’re embarrassed and don’t go to the emergency room right away.”