UFC featherweight competitor Chan Sung Jung discusses his mandatory two-year military service in South Korea and how this will impact his future in the sport. After spending more than a year away from the octagon to heal his shoulder, Chan Sung Jung, known as "The Korean Zombie" would soon be informed that his return to the cage would be delayed by another two years. Last week, it was announced that Jung would place his MMA career on hold to complete his mandatory two-year military service, some read news >>
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Brazilian flyweight John Lineker thinks a bout with fellow top-ranked contender Ian McCall sounds just about right, but he wants to make sure “Uncle Creepy” will show up to fight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
- 7 months ago
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BALTIMORE – The UFC will wait for light heavyweight Jon Jones to heal up from his seventh title defense at UFC 172. But the promotion has an idea of where it might like to stage his eighth attempt, which is confirmed as opposite Alexander Gustafsson. Filed under: MMA (...) read news >>
- 8 months ago
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UFC flyweight John Dodson suffered a partial tear of the ACL last December, narrowly dodging the dreaded ACL reconstruction bullet. Here is a look at the science of why this ligament can't heal on its own when torn completely. Knee injuries, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in particular, are an all-too-common occurrence in MMA. It seems we hear of another MMA athlete suffering a torn ACL on a near weekly basis. The typical course of treatment includes surgical reconstruction of the AC read news >>
- 10 months ago
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Hugo Viana probably knows a body’s weak points better than most fighters. As a physical therapist, he sees the damage that pressure and stress bring to patients.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Hugo Viana, UFC on FOX 10 read news >>
After an impressive start to his UFC career, Brandon Thatch is ready to sit back for a moment, nurse up and come back healthier – and, he hopes, even better.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Brandon Thatch, UFC Fight Night 32 read news >>
LONG BEACH, Calif. – When Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler heal from an epic rematch that headlined Bellator's biggest event to date, Bjorn Rebney can't see any reason not to put them together again on pay-per-view. read news >>
Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort continued adding to his "Phenom" moniker with a stunning first-round spinning heal kick knockout of Luke Rockhold at UFC on FX 8. read news >>
While waiting on the sidelines for his ACL to heal, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has been impressed by interim champ Renan Barao. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Cung Le did everything under the sun, including bloodletting, to make sure that his foot would be ready so that he could face Rich Franklin on the UFC's first fight card in China. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Chris Weidman may have gotten his own blessing in disguise when his request to fight UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones was turned down.
Weidman today told MMAjunkie.com that bone fragments in his elbow have put recovery on the top of his list.
After that, the middleweight has his sights set on facing the winner of Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann, which takes place next month at UFC 152.
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- 2 years ago
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Johny Hendricks may need to take some time to heal, but UFC president Dana White thinks "a fight with Hendricks vs. GSP is pretty interesting.”
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Dana White says no decisions have been made yet as far as what's next for Jake Shields, B.J. Penn or Jon Fitch, mostly because a couple of them are still dealing with lingering injuries.
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- 5 years ago
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The theory seems pretty straightforward: more oxygen will stimulate faster healing in tissue and bone.
But how does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), which has been used by MMA fighters such as Urijah Faber for his recently broken hand, exactly work? Are hyperbaric chambers safe? Do people really heal faster in one? read news >>