Demetrious Johnson Mighty Mouse UFC 126There is one hurdle down in making the first ever UFC flyweight title fight after Demetrious Johnson found out he’s avoiding potential surgery for a hernia.

The best news was discovered on Monday when Johnson got a second opinion from a different doctor and found out he didn’t have a hernia at all.

“Basically, what happened was when I got kicked in the groin I’m assuming, but with my testicles there’s wires that connect to the back of it, and the wires on my left side were pretty severely swollen so my doctor gave me an anti-inflammatory. He checked it out today and he was like you don’t have a hernia, the first doctor who did the search for it he misdiagnosed you for a hernia because you were so swollen down there when he was checking, that’s why he misdiagnosed you with a hernia,” Johnson told MMAWeekly.com after visiting the doctor.

While having swollen testicles sounds like no fun at all for any man, Johnson is happy that he avoids going under the knife and only has to take medication for the next couple of weeks while the swelling goes down.

“He said take it easy, give it a chance for the swelling to go down. Like when I walk around it’s fine, but when he touched it or aggravated it, it hurts for a little bit,” Johnson revealed.

“He said two weeks, the first week you know just relax with it, let it heal, and then maybe next week start doing (training). I’m getting x-rays on my hands on Wednesday because it’s still hurting. Each time I shake somebody’s hand I’m shaking it like a little (expletive) cause I don’t want anybody to touch my fist.”

The hand injury could still potentially complicate the title fight with Joseph Benavidez getting a date right now, but for the most part Johnson is still a happy man after talking to his physician on Monday.

“I’m just happy I don’t have to get surgery,” Johnson stated. “The fight between me and Joseph (Benavidez), it’s going to happen. I’m not worried about that. I’m worried about my own health first cause when I go into this fight I want to make sure I go in 100-percent instead of going into training camp with a hairline fracture on my hand or whatever.”

Knowing that what stands in front of him is the biggest fight of his young career, Johnson doesn’t want to take any serious chances that could see him face Benavidez at 75 or 80-percent.

While no fighter goes into a bout without any nagging bumps or bruises, Johnson isn’t willing to rush into the title fight with Benavidez without knowing he’s as close to 100-percent as possible.

“Everybody’s like let’s make it happen, UFC 151 which is Sept. 1, and I just want to make sure my body’s ready to go back in there and I can start training full-time again and make it happen. My No. 1 concern is my health because if I’m not healthy, it doesn’t mean anything to me. I need to be healthy first,” said Johnson.

The other factor playing a part here is that Johnson doesn’t want to tell the UFC he’s good to go and to set a date for the fight with Benavidez, and then a week or two later he finds out he shouldn’t actually be taking the fight on that timeline.

When he gives UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby a date for his return and readiness for the title bout, Johnson wants to make sure he’s actually prepared to face Benavidez on that date.

“I’m not trying to be one of those fighters who sets a date for a fight and then oh no he has to have hand surgery,” said Johnson.

“I’m making sure everything is 100-percent good to go and then it’s pedal to the metal.”

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Anderson Silva is Recovering from Surgery, Posts Photo of the Aftermath

  • 12 days ago
  • 39 views

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva revealed a photo of the aftermath of the gallbladder surgery that forced him out of UFC 198. read news >>

Knee Surgery Nixed Jacare Souza as an Option for UFC 199

  • 12 days ago
  • 36 views

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza should have been the one to get the call to step in and challenge Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, but that wasn't an option. read news >>

Demetrious Johnson to Make Surprise Title Defense at UFC 201 in Atlanta

  • 11 days ago
  • 96 views

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has his next title defense set for UFC 201 in Atlanta. read news >>

Jon Jones, Demetrious Johnson, and Conor McGregor Make SI’s Top 50 Fittest Male Athletes

  • 7 days ago
  • 12 views

Sports Illustrated released their list of the top 50 fittest male athletes, and three UFC fighters made the cut, including Jon Jones, who cracked the top five. read news >>

From bullied to fighter, Brazilian Thomas Almeida has been making history in UFC

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 views

From a young age when he stood up to a bully, Thomas Almeida has shown he's willing to face challenges head on. read news >>

Titan FC Has Signed Carina Damm, Its First Female Fighter

  • 25 days ago
  • 6 views

Titan FC officials on Thursday revealed to MMAWeekly.com that the promotion has inked its first deal with a female fighter. read news >>

Anderson Silva Forced Out of UFC 198, May Require Surgery

  • 19 days ago
  • 363 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been forced to pull out of his UFC 198 bout with Uriah Hall. read news >>

Anderson Silva Pulled from UFC 198, May Need Gall Bladder Surgery

  • 19 days ago
  • 33 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will not participate in UFC 198 on Saturday. On Tuesday, Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports cited UFC President Dana White in reporting that Silva will not fig read news >>

Anderson Silva Underwent Successful Gall Bladder Surgery

  • 18 days ago
  • 33 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva underwent successful gall bladder surgery Wednesday morning, his manager told MMAWeekly.com. read news >>

Dana White State of the UFC Video: Not for Sale, Anderson Silva Surgery, UFC 198, and More!

  • 18 days ago
  • 33 views

Dana White joined Colin Cowherd to breakdown all the fast moving UFC news, from the possible sale of the UFC, Anderson Silva's surgery, record crowds in Brazil, and more. read news >>