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Travis Browne Sidelined 2 to 4 Months, No Surgery Needed on Torn Hamstring from UFC on FX 5

On Monday night, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne revealed that the leg injury he sustained during his UFC on FX 5 clash with Antonio Silva resulted in a torn hamstring that will sideline him for two to four months.
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Dana White post-UFC 153 scrum on Anderson Silva’s future, his surgery, and more

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CagePotato PSA: Everyone Wish Dana White the Best of Luck on His Upcoming Surgery. No, Seriously.

(An approximation of Dana’s reaction when we asked him the minimum number of dicks we would have to suck to get a press pass back.) 

Yes, you read that title correctly. No, it is not sarcasm and no, this is not a feeble attempt to get back into Dana’s good graces on our part. There are some bridges that are simply meant to be burned and we are willing to accept that. But we think you all should know that The Baldfather is finally expected to undergo surgery to combat the Meniere’s Disease he has publicly struggled with for some time now, and we should all be willing to put our personal issues with the guy aside for the moment and wish him the best of luck and a smooth recovery.

Dana made the announcement this morning via his Twitter:

Taking off right now for UFC RIO!! Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar, pumped for Erick Silva vs Fitch too. Here I come BRAZIL!!!!!! :)
Saw the Dr today about my menieres and I’m getn the surgery when I get home from Brazil!!!!! :) #getmyfuknlifeback

If you are unfamiliar with the disease, head below for a full breakdown.

(via DrBobShow1.) 

Ménière’s (“men-YEERS”) disease is an inner ear problem that affects your hearing and balance.

Ménière’s disease affects 50,000 to 100,000 people per year. The disease usually occurs in people ages 40 to 60. It affects both men and women. Children also can have Ménière’s disease. 

The cause of Ménière’s disease is not known. It may be related to fluids that build up in the inner ear.

Ménière’s disease can cause symptoms that come on quickly. During a Ménière’s attack, you may have:
Tinnitus, a low roaring, ringing, or hissing in your ear.
Hearing loss, which may be temporary or permanent.
Vertigo, the feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning.
A feeling of pressure or fullness in your ear.

An attack can last from hours to days. Most people have repeated attacks over a period of years. Attacks usually become more frequent during the first few years of the disease and then come less often after that.

An attack can last from hours to days. Most people have repeated attacks over a period of years. Attacks usually become more frequent during the first few years of the disease and then come less often after that. (via WebMD)

As Dana White has stated in the past, he and his doctor have been battling over which option of treatment to undergo. While he has been gung-ho about the surgery from the get-go, his doctors have insisted that he go the route of prescription medication, believing that the surgical risks (permanent hearing loss, for starters) vastly outweigh the benefits. The only problem is that the medication they offer only works for about 50% of the people that receive it. Dana White is not one of those f*cking people.

So hear’s to Dana (get it? Hear’s. I swear to God, I just came up with that.) in the hopes that he has a smooth recovery. Because we couldn’t fantasize imagine what the UFC, or the MMA world for that matter, would be like without him. Well, except for 12oz, but you can’t take anything that drunk says seriously.

-J. Jones


Dana White opts for surgery to treat Meniere’s disease

As you may or may not know, UFC president Dana White has suffered from Meniere’s disease for quite some time now. The disease is a disorder of the inner ear that afflicts 50,000 to 100,00 people a year, and can affect balance and hearing to a severe degree. Most people with the disease suffer from …

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Liver surgery success for White’s charity case

I’m sure most of you remember the heartfelt story of Tiger Muay Thai & MMA camp trainer Kru Nai Rattanchai in Phucket, Thailand. In December 2010, MMA fighter Ben Pittsley trained with Kru Nai and found out his seven-month old daughter Tuptim, needed a liver transplant to save her life. The cost of the surgery …

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UFC Middleweight Chris Weidman Post Surgery Photos

Chris Weidman elbow post surgery via Twitter @ChrisWeidmanUFC

Top UFC middleweight Chris Weidman (9-0) underwent successful minor surgery last week in South Dakota to remove several bone chips from his elbow.

Weidman posted a couple post surgery images of his elbow as well as the pieces of bone on Twitter (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) this past weekend.

- Day 1 post surgery. Looking good and feeling good. Shout out to the man Dr Reeves. Came to hotel to check on me

The undefeated middleweight is scheduled to face Tim Boetsch on December 29 at UFC 155.

- Picture of the bone chips that have been in my elbow for 2 years @raylongomma I wasn’t lying lol

Chris Weidman bone chip image via Twitter @ChrisWeidmanUFC


Chris Weidman Swagger-Jacks Mark Munoz, Undergoes Elbow Surgery

(I guess we could caption this, but wrestling has a way of sometimes looking funny enough on its own.)

#1 middleweight contender Middleweight Chris Weidman just can’t let Mark Munoz have his own moment. First, Weidman spoiled Munoz’ hopes of earning a title shot. Now, just days after we found out Munoz injured his foot and will be out for some time, and also that his elbow is still jacked up from nasty bone chips, Weidman decided that he needed elbow surgery to remove bone chips as well.

We suppose its possible that Weidman’s elbow surgery is unrelated to sticking it to Munoz. MMA Fighting has the report. “[Weidman] underwent surgery at the Sanford Surgical Tower on his left elbow to clean out bone chips that had developed over time.”

According to the report, Weidman had been dealing with elbow issues for over two years. With a few months before he’s scheduled to fight Tim Boetsch, Weidman reportedly felt this was a good time to get his ‘bow fixed up. Hopefully his surgery and recovery go better than Munoz’.

“According to Weidman’s doctors, he will be back to full strength in three-to-six weeks. Weidman expects to return to his home in Long Island, N.Y., in a two days, and he will be able to resume cardio training next week,” MMA Fighting reported.

Side note, ‘taters – we are now taking bets on just how many fights Weidman will have to win before he gets the title shot he already deserves. We’ll call it the Okami over-under.

- Elias Cepeda


Dan Miller’s Son Undergoes Successful Kidney Transplant Surgery

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“The toughest Miller of them all” continues to live up to his moniker.

Daniel James Miller Jr., the two-year-old son of UFC fighter Dan Miller, underwent successful kidney transplant surgery on Thursday at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“Surgery went well today,” Miller tweeted. “Never thought I’d be so happy to see some pee!”

Miller Jr. has been battling polycystic kidney disease (PKD) since he was born. According to the U.S. National Library of Medecine, “PKD is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which many cysts form in the kidneys, causing them to become enlarged.” The young Miller received his new kidney from his aunt, Kathy Frick.

According to Miller’s coach and manager Mike Constantino of AMA Fight Club, Miller Jr. urinated on Thursday following the surgery for the first time since 2010, which was obviously a great first sign that the transplant was a success. Miller’s brother, UFC lightweight Jim Miller, tweeted a picture of the moment.

Miller Jr. will remain hospitalized for undetermined amount of time, but his aunt is expected to be released this weekend.

Miller was scheduled to fight Sean Pierson at UFC 152 on Sept. 22, but he withdrew from the fight once the transplant surgery was set for this month. Miller and his wife, Kristen, had been waiting for Miller Jr. to gain enough weight to be eligible for the surgery and also fit into the hospital’s busy schedule. The surgery was originally scheduled for Sept. 16, but it was then moved up to Thursday.

According to Constantino, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and president Dana White volunteered to pay any additional costs not covered by insurance. It is unclear at this time how much the surgery will cost the family.

Miller Jr. will need to be on anti-rejection medicine for the rest of his life. You can learn more about his story and donate to the Miller family by visiting the Fund a Fighter Web site.

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Chris Weidman Undergoes Successful Elbow Surgery

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While the MMA world was digesting the Chris Weidman vs. Tim Boetsch middleweight fight that was announced on Friday, Weidman was undergoing elbow surgery in South Dakota.

Following the successful procedure, Weidman told MMAFighting.com he underwent surgery at the Sanford Surgical Tower on his left elbow to clean out bone chips that had developed over time. For the record, Weidman knocked out Mark Munoz with his right elbow in July.

According to Weidman’s doctors, he will be back to full strength in three-to-six weeks. Weidman expects to return to his home in Long Island, N.Y., in a two days, and he will be able to resume cardio training next week.

Weidman said he had been experiencing discomfort in his left elbow for the last two and a half years, and considering the fact that his next fight is over three months away, he felt this was the best time to go under the knife.

Weidman vs. Boetsch will take place on Dec. 29 at UFC 155 in Las Vegas.

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Chan Sung Jung to Undergo Shoulder Surgery Next Week

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Chan Sung Jung will not be fighting in Macau, China, later this year.

While it appeared to be a virtual lock that “The Korean Zombie” would compete on the UFC’s debut in China in November, sources close to the fighter have informed MMAFighting.com that Jung has instead decided to undergo shoulder surgery next week to correct an issue that has been plaguing him for quite some time.

According to those same sources, the UFC had approached Jung about fighting in Macau on Nov. 10, but both Jung and the promotion later decided that this was the right time to go under the knife. As a result, he will not be ready to fight in November. Jung’s doctors had advised him to have the surgery before his win over Dustin Poirier in May, but the Korean fighter decided against pulling out of the fight.

Jung (13-3) has won his last three fights in a row. He called out UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo via Twitter two weeks, but those title plans have now been put on ice for the time being.

No timetable has been set for his return.

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