Year in UFC Injuries: Full list of all injured UFC fighters in 2013

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Join MMA Mania for a comprehensive look back at UFC injuries in 2013, including a list of every injury that a UFC fighter suffered over the past year.

Well folks, I've got some good news and I've got some bad news.

First the good news: Unlike 2012, the year that was (2013) didn't see an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) card "murdered" because of injuries.

Here's the bad news, though: The mixed martial arts' (MMA) "injury bug," as we often euphemistically refer to it, isn't going away.

In 2012, there were 104 injuries to fighters on the UFC roster that ended up causing the promotion to either scramble for a replacement or scrap a planned match altogether. In 2013 there were 101 -- a statistically insignificant five less injuries.

What this means for UFC is that Dana White, Joe Silva and Sean Shelby aren't likely to get any reprieve from the constant promotional juggling act they've been performing in recent years. The fight game is a violent business and, considering all the disciplines MMA fighters need to train, it's not surprising a large number of athletes on UFC's roster end up getting severely injured in training and/or inside the Octagon.

Without further ado, let's take a look back at the list of UFC injuries in 2013, shall we?

Note: in a few cases both both fighters in a given fight pulled out, thus the ostensibly confusing double listing in instances like the abandoned Joe Proctor vs. Al Iaquinta match scheduled for UFC 159.

UFC Injuries In 2013

  1. Justin Salas - out of UFC on FX 7 bout against Edson Barboza after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jan. 2, 2013).
  2. Erick Silva - out of UFC 156 bout against Jay Hieron after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jan. 2, 2013).
  3. Akira Corassani - out of UFC 156 bout against Robbie Peralta due to illness (announced Jan. 5, 2013).
  4. Buddy Roberts - out of UFC on FOX 6 bout against Michael Kuiper after suffering an undisclosed injury in training and coming down with the flu (announced Jan. 8, 2013).
  5. Roger Hollett - out of UFC on FX 7 bout against Wagner Prado after tearing his bicep in training (announced Jan. 8, 2013).
  6. George Roop - out of UFC on FX 7 bout against Yuri Alcantara after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jan. 8, 2103).
  7. Dennis Siver - out of UFC on FUEL TV 7 bout against Cub Swanson after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jan. 17, 2013).
  8. Justin Edwards - out of FUEL TV 7 bout against Gunnar Nelson after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jan. 23, 2103).
  9. Sean Pierson - out of UFC 157 bout against Rick Story after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Feb. 2, 2013).
  10. Manny Gamburyan - out of UFC 157 bout against Chad Mendes after suffering a thumb injury and an elbow injury in training (announced Feb. 8, 2013).
  11. Rory MacDonald - out of UFC 158 co-main event against Carlos Condit after suffering a neck injury in training (announced Feb. 18, 2013).
  12. Mitch Gagnon - out of UFC 158 bout against Issei Tamura after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Feb. 19, 2013).
  13. Johnny Eduardo - out of UFC 158 bout against Yves Jabouin after suffering a shoulder injury in training (announced Mar. 6, 2013).
  14. Alistair Overeem - out of UFC 160 co-main event against Junior dos Santos after suffering a quad tear in training (announced Mar. 6, 2013).
  15. Santiago Ponzinibbio - out of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2 final match against William Macario after breaking his hand in his semifinal fight (announced Mar. 7. 2013).
  16. Ryan Bader - out of UFC 160 bout against Glover Teixeira after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Mar. 12, 2013).
  17. Clay Guida - out of UFC on FOX 7 bout against Chad Mendes after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Mar. 15, 2013).
  18. Jimmy Hettes - out of UFC 159 bout against Steven Siler after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Mar. 19, 2013).
  19. Francisco Rivera - out of UFC on FOX 7 bout against Hugo Viana after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Mar. 22, 2013).
  20. Dan Hardy - out of UFC on FOX 7 bout against Matt Brown after a medical examination uncovered a potentially life-threatening heart condition (announced Mar. 22, 2013).
  21. Manny Gamburyan - out of UFC on FX 8 bout against Hacran Dias after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Mar. 25, 2013).
  22. Alexander Gustafsson - out of UFC on FUEL TV 9 main event against Gegard Mousasi after suffering a bad cut in training (announced Mar. 31, 2013).
  23. CB Dollaway - out of UFC on FX 8 bout against Cezar Ferreira after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Apr. 1, 2013).
  24. Marcos Vinicius - out of UFC on FX 8 bout against Yuri Alcantara after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Apr. 1, 2013).
  25. Amir Sadollah - out of UFC 160 bout against Stephen Thompson after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (Announced Apr. 3, 2013).
  26. Cezar Ferreira - out of UFC on FX 8 bout against Chris Camozzi after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Apr. 7, 2013).
  27. Gunnar Nelson - out of UFC 160 bout against Mike Pyle after suffering a knee injury in training (announced Apr. 10, 2013).
  28. Joe Proctor - out of UFC 159 bout against Al Iaquinta after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Apr. 12, 2013).
  29. Al Iaquinta - out of UFC 159 bout against Joe Proctor after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Apr. 12, 2013).
  30. Jon Tuck - out of UFC on FOX 7 bout against Norman Parke after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Apr. 14, 2013).
  31. Lance Benoist - out of UFC on FX 8 bout against Paulo Thiago after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Apr. 20, 2013).
  32. Erik Perez - out of UFC 159 bout against Johnny Bedford after suffering a knee infection (announced Apr. 22, 2013).
  33. John Hathaway - out of UFC on FUEL TV 10 bout against Erick Silva after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Apr. 25, 2013).
  34. Nick Catone - out of UFC 159 bout against James Head after suffering severe dehydration in a failed weight cut attempt (announced Apr. 27, 2013).
  35. Constantinos Philippou - out of UFC on FX 8 bout against Ronaldo Souza after suffering a cut above his eye in training (announced May 3, 2013).
  36. T.J. Waldburger - out of UFC 161 bout against Sean Pierson after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced May 3, 2103).
  37. Renan Barao - out of UFC 161 main event against Eddie Wineland after suffering a foot injury in training (announced May 18, 2013).
  38. Cat Zingano - out of UFC 168 co-main event against Ronda Rousey after suffering a knee injury in training (announced May 28, 2013).
  39. Isaac Vallie-Flagg - out of UFC 161 bout against Sam Stout after suffering a back injury in training (announced May 29, 2013).
  40. John Makdessi out of UFC 162 bout against Edson Barboza after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced May 30, 2013).
  41. Shane Del Rosario - out of UFC 162 bout against Dave Herman after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced May 31, 2013).
  42. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira - out of UFC 161 co-main event against Mauricio Rua after suffering a back injury in training (announced Jun. 2, 2013).
  43. Tarec Saffiedine - out of UFC on FOX 8 bout against Robbie Lawler after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jun. 4, 2013).
  44. Ronny Markes - out of UFC on FUEL TV 10 bout against Derek Brunson due to injuries sustained in a car accident (announced Jun. 7, 2103).
  45. Anthony Pettis - out of UFC 163 main event against Jose Aldo after suffering a meniscus tear in training (announced Jun. 14, 2013).
  46. Nick Ring - out of UFC Fight Night 26 bout against Uriah Hall after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 1, 2013).
  47. Derrick Lewis - out of UFC Fight Night 27 bout against Nandor Guelmino after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 1, 2013).
  48. Thiago Alves - out of UFC Fight Night 26 bout against Matt Brown after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 3, 2013).
  49. Matt Mitrione - out of UFC on FOX 8 bout against Brendan Schaub after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 10, 2013).
  50. Andy Ogle - out of UFC Fight Night 26 bout against Conor McGregor after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 10, 2013).
  51. Siyar Bahadurzada - out of UFC on FOX 8 bout against Robbie Lawler after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 11, 2013).
  52. Spencer Fisher - out of UFC on FOX 8 bout against Yves Edwards after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 11, 2013).
  53. Josh Koscheck - out of UFC 163 bout against Demian Maia after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 12, 2013).
  54. Robert Drysdale - out of UFC 163 bout against Ednaldo Oliveira after coming down with a staph infection (announced Jul. 17, 2013).
  55. Quinn Mulhern - out of UFC 164 bout against Ryan Couture after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 17, 2013).
  56. Josh Samman - out of UFC Fight Night 26 bout against Uriah Hall after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 17, 2013).
  57. Phil Harris - out of UFC 163 bout against John Lineker after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 18, 2013).
  58. Godofredo Pepey - out of UFC Fight Night 28 bout against Sam Sicillia after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 18, 2013).
  59. Clint Hester - out of UFC 163 bout against Cezar Ferreira after suffering broken ribs in training (announced Jul. 19, 2013).
  60. Phil Harris - out of UFC 163 bout against Jose Maria Tome after suffering a broken orbital bone in training (announced Jul. 19, 2013).
  61. Paulo Thiago - out of UFC Fight Night 27 bout against Kelvin Gastelum after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Jul. 23, 2013).
  62. Derek Brunson - out of UFC 164 bout against Yoel Romero after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Aug.4, 2013).
  63. Sara McMann - out of UFC Fight Night 27 bout against Sarah Kaufman after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Aug. 6, 2013).
  64. Sam Sicilia - out of UFC Fight Night 28 bout against Felipe Arantes after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Aug. 7, 2013).
  65. Kenny Robertson - out of UFC Fight Night 28 bout against Joao Zeferino after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Aug. 7, 2013).
  66. Brian Houston - out of UFC 164 bout against Yoel Romero after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Aug. 14, 2013).
  67. Johnny Bedford - out of UFC Fight Night 28 bout against Hugo Viana after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Aug. 14, 2013).
  68. Stephan Struve - sidelined indefinitely due to a leaking aortic valve caused by a rare heart condition (announced Aug. 20, 2013).
  69. Chan Sung Jung - out for one year due to a broken orbital bone and a dislocated shoulder suffered in his UFC 163 loss to Jose Aldo (announced Aug. 21, 2013).
  70. Conor McGregor - out for 10 months due to an ACL injury suffered in his UFC Fight Night 26 victory over Max Holloway (announced Aug. 22, 2013).
  71. Mark Bocek - out of UFC 165 bout against Michael Prazeres after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Aug. 23, 2013).
  72. Hugo Viana - out of UFC Fight Night 28 bout against Wilson Reis after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Aug. 30, 2013).
  73. Wanderlei Silva - sidelined indefinitely with a back injury suffered in training (announced Aug. 30, 2013).
  74. Matt Grice - out of UFC 166 bout against Jeremy Larsen after being involved in a serious car accident, which caused injuries that left him comatose for days and required brain surgery (announced Sept. 8, 2013).
  75. TJ Grant - out of UFC on FOX 9 bout against Sergio Pettis after suffering a concussion in training (announced Sept. 9, 2013).
  76. Estevan Payan - out of UFC 166 bout against Charles Oliveira after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Sept. 11, 2013).
  77. Tom Watson - out of UFC Fight Night 30 bout against Alessio Sakara after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Sept. 15, 2013).
  78. Luke Rockhold - out of UFC 166 bout against Tim Boetsch after suffering a knee injury in training (announced Sept. 18, 2013).
  79. Paul Taylor - out of UFC Fight Night 30 bout against Anthony Njokuani after suffering an undisclosed injury in training and subsequently retiring (announced Sept. 20, 2013).
  80. Michael Bisping - out of UFC Fight Night 30 main event against Mark Munoz after suffering an eye injury in training (announced Sept. 27, 2013).
  81. Charles Oliveira - out of UFC 166 bout against Jeremy Larsen after suffering a strained thigh muscle in training (announced Oct. 5, 2013).
  82. Rodrigo Damm - out of UFC Fight Night 29 bout against Hacran Dias due to suffering kidney problems while attempting to cut weight (announced Oct. 5, 2013).
  83. Magnus Cedenblad - out of UFC fight Night 30 bout against Alessio Sakara after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Oct. 11, 2013).
  84. Ian McCall - out of UFC on FOX 9 bout against Scott Jorgensen at UFC on FOX 9 after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Oct. 25, 2013).
  85. Aleksandra Albu - out of UFC Fight Night 33 bout against Julie Kedzie after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Nov. 5, 2013).
  86. Cain Velasquez - forced to undergo shoulder surgery and a lengthy rehab period after suffering a shoulder injury in his UFC 166 main event against Junior dos Santos (announced Nov. 6, 2013).
  87. Vaughan Lee - out of UFC 167 bout against Sergio Pettis after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Nov. 8, 2013).
  88. Anthony Pettis - out of UFC on FOX 9 main event against Josh Thomson after aggravating a lingering knee injury in training, thus requiring surgery (announced Nov. 10, 2013).
  89. Jamie Varner - out of UFC on FOX 9 bout against Pat Healy after suffering a torn rotator cuff in training (announced Nov. 12, 2013).
  90. Kelvin Gastelum - out of UFC on FOX 9 bout against Court McGee after suffering a knee injury in training (announced Nov. 12, 2013).
  91. Thiago Silva - out of UFC Fight Night 35 co-main event bout against Ovince St. Preux after apparently suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Nov. 21, 2013).
  92. Shane Del Rosario - out of UFC 168 bout against Guto Inocente after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Nov. 22, 2013).
  93. Guto Inocente - out of UFC 168 bout against Shane Del Rosario after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Nov. 22, 2013).
  94. John Moraga - out of UFC on FOX 9 bout against Darren Uyenoyama after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Nov. 26, 2013).
  95. Jake Ellenberger - out of UFC Fight Night 34 bout against Tarec Saffiedine after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Nov. 29, 2013).
  96. John Dodson - out of UFC on FOX 9 bout against Scott Jorgensen after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Dec. 3, 2013).
  97. Hacran Dias - out of UFC Fight Night 34 bout against Tatsuya Kawajiri after aggravating lingering injuries in both of his hands during training (announced Dec. 4, 2013).
  98. Matt Brown - out of UFC on FOX 9 co-main event bout against Carlos Condit after suffering a back injury in training (announced Dec. 7, 2013).
  99. Adlan Amagov - out of UFC Fight Night 35 bout against Jason High after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Dec. 20, 2013).
  100. Anderson Silva - out for six months to nine months after suffering a broken tibia in his UFC 168 main event against Chris Weidman (announced Dec. 28, 2013).
  101. Bobby Green - out of UFC 169 bout against Abel Trujillo after suffering an undisclosed injury in training (announced Dec. 31, 2013).

Ouch! Here's to hoping that 2014 is better -- and healthier -- to the fighters who literally risk life and limbs to keep us entertained.

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