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Thursday, 01/30/2014, 05:23 pm

Dana White: Pena’s Injury Worst In MMA History, Male Teammate Assaulted Her

By now you’ve probably heard about the devastating knee injury TUF champion Julianna Pena suffered during training, in which her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus and hamstring were torn.

What you probably did not hear, however, is what caused it.

During the UFC 169 media scrum, Dana White explained what he heard firsthand from Pena, and – if this turns out to be true – it’s a disgusting moment in the sport of MMA.

MMAFighting’s Chuck Mindenhal has the transcript

It’s the worst injury I’ve ever heard of, ever, in this sport, and you hear about those types of injuries in football. Apparently, when she came into the gym — and again, she was hysterical when I talked to her, crying — she was training in her gym and one of her training partners, a guy, was saying to her, ‘oh, you’re wearing your Ultimate Fighter shirt, we’re real scared.’ He says that and was talking smack to her and then basically attacked her.”

He jumped on her back, started cranking her neck, and the way she fell her knee blew out. The most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard in my life. A year-and-a-half to two years she’ll be out, and I told her to leave that disgusting gym and go somewhere else with new coaches, new training partners, whatever. And that’s all I know.”

Dana wasn’t sure if the male training partner was a pro or an amateur. He only knows that it was definitely “a guy“.

Ariel Helwani asked Dana if this would be considered an assult.

It sounds like assault to me, but how do you consider it assault in a gym? You know what I mean?”

Afterwards, Helwani informed Dana of what Rick Little – SIK-JITSU’S coach – had to say about what transpired at the gym.

That’s so far from the story she told me right after she was completely hysterical and crying, completely opposite,” he said. “Completely different story from what she told me. Somewhere in the middle lies the truth.”



14 Responses to “Dana White: Pena’s Injury Worst In MMA History, Male Teammate Assaulted Her”

  1. ron says:

    typical Caucasian horsing around stupidity.

  2. chad anderson says:

    What an idiot fuckin around or not no guy should jump on chicks back and do that

  3. garciagym says:

    If the story is true, it’s lawsuit time.

  4. chris says:

    rousey could easily beat an UNTRAINED man her size. and dwayne you’re an idiot. just because men as species have been fighting for a long time doesn’t mean every man is Bruce Lee. you aren’t automatically a natural fighter just because you’re a man. rousey got jumped by 4 people in a movie theater 2 where men and she won. I’m in the military and I’ve met some pretty tough women so I’ve learned not to underestimate anyone male or female.

  5. Valkyrie says:

    An injury that severe is not an accident. I can see meniscus or acl, but the entire knee getting jacked screams foul play to me.

  6. Matthew Hunt says:

    It was prolly Rhousamare Phallares fault lol

  7. Jason says:

    That should never happen in the your gym, male vs male, or female vs female or the cross. Something went awry. With or without an honorable tap… very sad to hear that it did. Hope she gets back to her true form again.

  8. damn she ugly says:

    I am not a fan of her at all i think shes a stuck up cunt. but that’s a shit fucked up thing to happen its supposed to be gym = team, is it not?

  9. Xaninho says:

    That’s messed up man. If that’s true then she really needs to find a more professional gym without envious douchebags like that guy.

  10. ed says:

    I wasnt there but sounds like he jumped on her back, put hooks in, one of her legs goes back, the other goes forward, and her knee hyperextends with all their weight on it. He not only shredded her knee but he also tore her hamstring!

  11. rayray says:

    I cant believe what Im reading here. Keith Q is calling out women. “I’ll show this c#%* how a man beats a woman’s ass” What a tuff guy. Tell me the closest big city your near and I’ll do my best to accommodate you in your quest to whoop asses. No girls though, they’d be to easy for you. LMFAO… I’ve heard it all.

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