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Devin Powell will be out of action for a while.
The UFC lightweight was training knees with Joe Lauzon and evidently, Lauzon literally busted his balls. Or, more properly, his ball, rupturing a testicle with “his sheer power”.
Devin was surprisingly upbeat about the whole thing. He evidently waited a day and a half to go to the doctor... which he doesn’t recommend. He explained the incident on Instagram:
Thanks to the fine ambulatory services in Wells, ME, I am checked into the hospital and ready for surgery. Shout out to @joelauzon we’ve been practicing knees on the ground and he successfully ruptured my testicle with his sheer power. His opponent has no chance in April ... now to get the blood clot drained and the goods repaired . I waited a day and a half to be seen.. word for the wise, if you hurt yourself, go get checked out. @danawhite @seanshelbyhow about a NY @Ufc fight coming up... this will be quite the comeback story . Share this and help me get the ball rolling on my next Fight and follow my journey... pun intended
Thanks to the fine ambulatory services in Wells, ME, I am checked into the hospital and ready for surgery. Shout out to @joelauzon we’ve been practicing knees on the ground and he successfully ruptured my testicle with his sheer power. His opponent has no chance in April ... now to get the blood clot drained and the goods repaired . I waited a day and a half to be seen.. word for the wise, if you hurt yourself, go get checked out. @danawhite @seanshelby how about a NY @Ufc fight coming up... this will be quite the comeback story . Share this and help me get the ball rolling on my next Fight and follow my journey... pun intended #hurt #business #ballbreaker #bjj #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #ufc #hospital #ambulance #nurse #health #wellness #help #car #drive #work #happy #broken #life #martialarts #busted #men #man #menshealth #reebok @reebok #fight #life
Nate Diaz is training with wrestlers... can anyone say “The Chosen One”?
Luke Rockhold vs. Alexander Gustafsson?? Despite Rockhold’s KO loss to Romero... count me in. Gus’s callout was awesome too.
@lukerockhold , your teammate is holding MY Division hostage, and you think there are only easy fights at LHW. If u think Romero hits hard, then wait till you come to the big boys. I want @dc_mma , and knocking u out will keep me warm in the meantime. Beware of coming up in weight because I will be standing at the front door waiting.
It is not befitting of a world champion to whine so much. A champion is someone that represents courage and strength. An ability to endure difficult circumstances and push on. How is it not obvious that this characteristic negatively affects marketability?— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) February 13, 2018
I pray this comment isn’t for me. Because it’s so bizarre when non champions say what a champion should represent. Especially with little to zero knowledge of circumstance. But I know it’s not about me, being the respect we have for one another...... https://t.co/F56jwF2ZFV— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) February 13, 2018
Go back and read some of the comments from your own fans, replying to your tweet! I respect you as an athlete and a champion, but many UFC fans aren't Woodley fans, and as a champion it's worth listening to them and figuring out why. https://t.co/iqFYIcszC7— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) February 14, 2018
Go back and check my resume, and what I’ve done in a short period of time. See how I captured this title. I respect you, and As a fan it’s worth going back and reading. https://t.co/2gz58Nn4AF— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) February 14, 2018
I can’t say anything about this, except, sweep the leg!
BRUH HELL NAH pic.twitter.com/4OFM9sYNVS— JuiceLeGawdㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤً (@DaDripGawd) February 13, 2018
Two words: Tombstone Piledriver
Taito Kubota is your new favorite bantamweight. You know why ??? CAUSE HE FN HIT THE TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER IN A FN MMA FIGHT !!! pic.twitter.com/47hYXuhlRS— Cerebral Hunter (@Delisketo) February 13, 2018
Project Spearhead is the latest attempt to get the UFC fighters to organize, and I, naturally, am all for it. Help the fighters- spread the word!
Project Spearhead is proud to announce that Kajan Johnson (@IamRagin ) has volunteered and will serve as the Association’s Interim Vice-President, along with Interim President Leslie Smith (@LeslieSmith_GF ). https://t.co/yR9jiecsPO #projectspearhead— Project Spearhead (@ProjSpearhead) February 13, 2018
Big KO down the Mayweather Gym pic.twitter.com/n5mBvPvlTD— EditinKing Boxing (@EditinKing) February 13, 2018
Get hyped for Glory 50:
Out of nowhere:
- Matt Mitrione is happy in Bellator with the sponsorship money... and he says the way Bellator treats their fighters is just different (in a good way)
- A mindset coach identifies a lot of the common red flags with fighters who need to get their mental game together. Solid advice for both fighters and the general public.
- Lobov vs. Caceres sounds fun
- How MMA in India grapples with PED use is a fascinating read on a scene I didn’t even know existed
Podcasts and Video
In case you missed the MMA Hour yesterday:
A breakdown of Fedor’s takedown game from the clinch: