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Edmonton Athletic Commission skeptical of Ryan Ford broken arm story: 'He was doing knuckle push-ups at the weigh ins'


World Series of Fighting (WSOF) welterweight Ryan Ford broke his arm less than two weeks before his WSOF 14 main event showdown with Jake Shields, which took place just last night (Sat., Oct. 11, 2014) inside Edmonton EXPO Centre at Northlands in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, live on NBC Sports.

Ford revealed X-rays of his fractured ulna bone right here.

As expected, news of the pre-fight injury raised serious questions about fighter safety, since each combatant is required to pass a physical prior to stepping into the cage. The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission, however, is casting doubt on Ford's claim, which he released just prior to fight night.

"He was medically cleared and had no problem at the weigh in," according to Executive Director Pat Reid in a statement obtained by "He did knuckle push ups that he could NOT do with a fractured forearm. We have no knowledge of any such injury."

In addition, WSOF President Ray Sefo insists he was unaware of the existing injury.

Ford was choked out in the opening frame by UFC import Jake Shields (see the GIF here), snapping a six-fight win streak and falling to 22-5 overall. The 32-year-old welterweight told fans he was compelled to step into the cage, even with a bum wing, because getting paid to fight is the only way he could feed his family.

I guess the bigger question now, is what was his motivation behind releasing the video?

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