Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight veteran, Paul Felder, captured a unanimous decision win over fellow 155-pound stalwart, James Vick, in the UFC on ESPN 1 co-main event last night in Phoenix, Arizona (recap here).
But victory came at a hefty price.
Felder (16-4) suffered a collapsed lung in the waning minutes of their three-round affair, according to Ariel Helwani, and will remain hospitalized an extra day for observation. That means “The Irish Dragon” will be unable to commentate for UFC Prague this weekend on ESPN+.
Can someone get this man a beer?
I got two lungs... I just want a beer for shitsake— Paul Felder (@felderpaul) February 18, 2019
If Smitty can war with one ball, then Felder can fight with one lung.
Felder, 33, has now won four of his last five, but remains unranked at 155 pounds. Expect that to change when the official standings are updated later this week, thanks in part to his win over the No. 10-ranked Vick.
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