Archive: injured fighters

Dec 11, 2013 2:43 pm

QUICK TWITT | Cain Velasquez Shoulder Surgery A Success, Champ Currently In Recovery

UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, has gone under the knife for a torn labrum. Initially it was thought that the UFC’s personal ‘Brown Pride’ representative would not need surgery, but Cain and his medical team decided that the medical procedure was the right course of action. The champ is no stranger to surgery and the...

Dec 10, 2013 10:22 am

The MMA World Reacts To The Tragic Passing Of Shane Del Rosario

Yesterday, BJPENN.COM was the first to report on the tragic passing of UFC heavyweight fighter, Shane Del Rosario. Today we have a group of twitter posts from popular MMA Figures expressing their condolences for the loss the MMA world just suffered. Shane Del Rosario passed away after two-weeks of hospitalization, fighting through the final days...

Dec 9, 2013 1:18 pm

Shane Del Rosario Passes Away Following Nearly Two-Week Battle

After nearly two-weeks of hospitalization UFC heavyweight fighter and former kickboxing world champion, Shane Del Rosario has passed away. The top prospect suffered from a Catastrophic Cardiovascular Collapse on Tuesday, November 26th and had been clinging to life in an Orange County hospital event since. After two-confusing weeks and several mis-reports of his passing, it...

Dec 2, 2013 11:41 am

REPORT | Del Rosario Taken Off Life Support, Showing Signs Of Improvement

Last week it looked like all hope was lost in regards to UFC heavyweight Shane Del Rosario. The Heavyweight prospect and former world champion kickboxer has been hospitalized since last Tuesday and multiple reports that his passing was eminent were all around the web. Today we have a new hope. In a report coming out...

Nov 27, 2013 2:06 pm

UFC Heavyweight Del Rosario Hospitalized After Catastrophic Cardiovascular Collapse

Top heavyweight prospect, Shane Del Rosario is in the hospital today after suffering from a near fatal heart attack Tuesday morning. The Strikeforce import was recently announced injured and out of his UFC 168 contest against Guto Inocente with a rib injury. Now things have gotten worse. Jason House of Iridum Sports released the following...

Nov 21, 2013 8:33 am

Jon Jones Taking Rest Of 2013 Off, Hopes To Return In Early Spring Of 2014

Jon Jones was recently in a hotly contested battle at UFC 165, where he faced Alexander Gustafsson. It seems Jones is still feeling the effects of that fight, as he has recently withdrawn from a scheduled fight with Glover Teixeira. Apparently, Jones suffered a foot injury in his match against Gustafsson, and is taking the...

Nov 7, 2013 8:33 am

Velasquez Injured, Will Not Fight Werdum at UFC 172 in Mexico

Despite earlier reports that the UFC would be heading to Mexico in April, 2014 with a card featuring heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (above, left) facing Fabricio Werdum, both UFC President Dana White and the camp of Cain Velasquez have confirmed that fight will be delayed due to a Velasquez injury.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...

Sep 17, 2013 11:29 am

With Jason Injured, Jeremy Stephens Pulls Out Of UFC Fight Night 29

That injury bug… He’s back and he’s forced two withdrawals from UFC Fight Night 29. Rony Jason and Jeremy Stephens were both scheduled for a clash in the UFC’s featherweight division, however, BJPENN.COM learned yesterday that Jason withdrew his bid on the card due to a lumbar hernia. While at the time, it was unclear...

Sep 7, 2013 11:46 am

Benson Henderson Releases Statement On Elbow Injury Suffered In Pettis Fight

Former UFC Lightweight Champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson visited Dr. Brian Shafer this week and learned that there is no structural damage to his elbow. Dr. Shafer is an elbow specialist in Phoenix and a team physician with the Los Angeles Dodgers. There is no specified timetable for Benson’s return to the Octagon. Statement from Benson...

Sep 7, 2013 11:31 am

Stefan Struve: “Retirement is not an option”

Earlier in the week UFC President Dana White came out and stated that he thought Stefan Struve’s fighting career was over. The 7-foot tall heavyweight’s torn heart is a condition that the UFC boss can’t fathom a recover from. Struve, at just 25-years-old believes that his run towards the top of the UFC’s ladder is...

Apr 3, 2013 9:54 am

PHOTO: Gustafsson Releases Image of Damaged Eye

Alexander Gustafsson has released images of his damaged eye that will prevent him from competing in this weekend’s main event against Gegard Mousasi at UFC on FUEL TV 9. The cut reportedly required three-stitches.

Dec 17, 2012 11:12 am

PHOTO | Rousimar Palhares Broke Foot Early In Lombard Fight | UFC NEWS

“During the fight, my kick was working well. But soon in the first round, one of my kicks hit Lombard’s shin below his knee. I heard a snap, and I knew something bad happened. From that moment on, I [started] feeling my foot more and more numb and without strength to walk around the Octagon.”

Nov 15, 2012 2:39 pm

Patrick Cote Issues Warning To GSP | UFC NEWS

“You always think you’re over [long layoffs from competition] In training you feel great. You feel 100 percent, you’re ready to go. [You think] It happens to everybody else except me. When the bell rings, you receive the first kick with no shin guard, you receive the first punch with four-ounce gloves instead of 16,...

Nov 2, 2012 6:42 am

COACH: Aldo Foot Injury Included Loose Bone Fragments | UFC NEWS

“It was verified that a fragment of a bone was left on his heel because of the hit. It was causing an inflamation in the local and for this reason he couldn’t run, go up stairs. As soon as he returned, he began to do the treatment of local physiotherapy and he is much better...

Oct 29, 2012 10:06 am

Jon Fitch Claims Cain Fought JDS Severely Injured | UFC NEWS

“I think that in the first fight, he did’t show everything he could do. He had a severe knee injury, and was limited by what he could do, but it was such an important fight so he couldn’t miss it. It was important for the company, for the fans and for the world. He continued,...