There may not be a much lower point in a fighter’s career than when they get the call that they’ve been released from their UFC contract.

To that same point, there may not be a better feeling of elation than getting the call to come back just a few weeks later.

Those are the highs and lows that light heavyweight Brandon Vera felt over the last several months, but now he’s back in the UFC and ready to begin his second life.

Following his loss to Thiago Silva in January, Vera was released from the UFC. Vera went 7-6 overall in the Octagon, but lost his last three fights.

The release didn’t last long, however, after his last opponent, Thiago Silva, got caught up in a possible positive drug test for their fight. Silva is still awaiting word from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the results of his testing, but Vera has already been given new life by the UFC.

“He is excited to fight, whenever they are ready for him,” Vera’s manager, Matt Stansel, told MMAWeekly.com about his fighter’s return to UFC action.

The California based fighter is still healing up from injuries sustained in the fight with Silva and his manager stated ‘almost’ when asked if he was ready to return to action.

With a renewed lease on his UFC life, Vera will undoubtedly have a lot of pressure on him when he returns, but now that he’s tasted, even if only for a moment, what life outside the UFC is like, he will fight for his right to stay there.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on Vera’s return to the UFC when his next fight has been booked.

Got something to say? Weigh in with a thought of your own in the comments section below.


Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.


Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.


view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Brandon Vera fights for inaugural ONE Championship heavyweight title in December

  • 7 days ago
  • 0 views

Brandon Vera will fight for the ONE Championship heavyweight title on Dec. 11. The promotion announced on Wednesday that the longtime UFC veteran, who made his debut under the ONE banner last Decembe read news >>

Brandon Vera to fight for inaugural heavyweight title at ONE Championship 35

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 views

Brandon Vera will be one half of the fight for the inaugural ONE Championship heavyweight title.Filed under: News read news >>

UFC 193: Robert Whittaker focused on finishing Michael Bisping, not 'The Count's' inevitable trash talk

  • 7 days ago
  • 10 views

To say Robert Whittaker was excited upon hearing the news he was booked to face Michael Bisping in front of his hometown crowd at UFC 193 on Nov. 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, would be an underst read news >>

Brandon Vera vs. Chi Lewis Parry heavyweight title fight possible for ONE Championship event in December

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 views

After months of sniping at each other on social media, it seems Brandon Vera and Chi Lewis Parry will finally get to throw down this December in a bout which looks to be for the inaugural ONE Champio read news >>

VIDEO: Holly Holm Takes Flight, Excited for Ronda Rousey Challenge

  • 10 days ago
  • 10 views

Check out Holly Holm's exclusive video statement to Inside MMA following the announcement that she would be Ronda Rousey's next challenger. read news >>

Brandon Vera Set to Fight Chi Lewis Parry for ONE Championship Heavyweight Title

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 views

Brandon Vera has signed to fight for the ONE Championship heavyweight title. read news >>

Tyron Woodley promises to beat Johny Hendricks 'like he's never been beat before'

  • 17 days ago
  • 17 views

I was excited. Sometimes you get offered a fight and you got those butterflies. You know this is a good fight, especially in our division. Everybody in our division is so tough and they're so gamey. read news >>

Josh Thomson excited to sign 'fighter-friendly contract' with Bellator MMA

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

Former Strikeforce champion and ex-UFC lightweight Josh Thomson has officially signed with Bellator MMA. Check out what he has to say about his new home, which reunites him with Scott Coker. Bellator read news >>