A very common thing in MMA gyms is fight preparation without using the proper training gear. This was a photo was taken after a training session when the opponent was throwing a kick. Josh who is shown in the picture was shooting in for a takedown when his training partner was throwing a kick and ran into a knee. Even though his partner had on shin guards he was not wearing knee pads and caused this cut. There was no foul play in the training but if the partner would have had on the correct protection gear this injury could have been avoided. When it comes to training gear it is not just to protect you, but to protect the partners you are working with. This type of thing could have be avoided by properly equipping your yourself to be effective and protected. Train hard but train safe.