Todd Duffee vs Phil DeFries UFC 155UFC heavyweight fighter Todd Duffee is battling a rare nerve disorder that is keeping him out of the Octagon, according to a report on Wednesday evening.

UFC Tonight reported that Duffee was diagnosed with Parsonage-Turner Syndrome, a condition that disrupts motor skills. The fighter discovered he had the condition six months ago.

Recovery for such a disorder typically lasts anywhere from 18 to 24 months, according to the report.

Duffee, however, is looking to come back in even less time than that, telling the FOX Sports 1 program that he targets a return to fighting in September or October of this year.

The heavyweight is rehabilitating on his own, and he should know more information about a timeline for his return in the next couple of months.

Duffee last competed in the Octagon at UFC 155 in December of 2012. In the fight, Duffee earned a first-round technical knockout of Phil De Fries.

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

Related News

Report: Medical issue knocks Rashad Evans from Saturday's UFC 205 bout with Tim Kennedy

  • 26 days ago
  • 22 views

With UFC 205 drawing near, the card has lost its first bout due to a medical issue.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC 205 Predictions: Bleacher Report Full Card Staff Picks

  • 24 days ago
  • 13 views

Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor are set to headline the biggest card in UFC history, UFC 205. And boy, just look at this lineup of fights: Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen read news >>

Report: Patricky Freire injured, out of Bellator 167 main event rematch with Derek Campos

  • 10 days ago
  • 5 views

It looks like the second of next week’s back-to-back Bellator cards in Oklahoma has taken a big hit. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Report: Daniel Cormier injured, forced out of UFC 206 headliner vs. Anthony Johnson

  • 9 days ago
  • 27 views

Another UFC main event has taken a hit in 2016. Two weeks before the fight, light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier is out of his rematch with Anthony Johnson at UFC 206 in Toronto. Filed under: Featu read news >>

UFC Fight Night 101 Predictions: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Picks

  • 9 days ago
  • 42 views

Allow me to level with you. UFC Fight Night 101, going down Saturday from Melbourne, Australia, is not a strong card. Submitted for your consideration: the two middleweights competing in the main eve read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Picks

  • 3 days ago
  • 5 views

Tim Elliott is on the precipice of one of the best comeback stories in UFC history. The talented flyweight lost three tough fights in a row in the Octagon and was cut from the roster. He then won thr read news >>