Louis Smolka's Worst Injury: "Huge Glob Of Blood And Pus" Came Off My Face

Chances are Louis Smolka will not experience anything against Jose Alberto Quiñonez at UFC Vegas 14 as painful as this childhood accident.

Smolka (16-7) caught up with Fightful ahead of his fight with Quiñonez (8-4) on Saturday. The Hawaiian native reflected on a bodysurfing incident that left him disfigured and hospitalized.

"One time when I was a kid, I got my head run over at the beach. We were bodysurfing and my friend was trying to sand-slide and catch the wave behind it. I popped my head up right in front of him and he ran my head over with the bodyboard. I was bleeding out of my jaw, out of my mouth. It was horrible. All I could see was white for a little bit. My vision kind of came back and I saw this huge glob of blood and pus come off my face," Smolka shared. "He was crying on the ground for as long as I was. We were both fucked up."

"I had to have [my jaw] wired for six weeks. I spent a couple [of] nights at the hospital," he continued. "I was all fucked up. They were shooting me up with opium or whatever. It was bad. I had to go get X-rays. I would wake up in the middle of the night — I was there for two or three days before I could get surgery — I would wake up and I would start [groaning in pain]. They would shoot me up and I would pass back out."

UFC Vegas 14 takes place from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, November 14. The ESPN+ card is headlined by Rafaels dos Anjos vs. Paul Felder. Keep up with Fightful for all your fight night coverage.

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