Confirmed! Manny Gamburyan Out Of UFC 157 Per Reports
by Scott "Kubryk" Sawitz on February 8, 2013

Following up on an earlier report we had of Manny Gamburyan pulling out of UFC 157, MMA Junkie is confirming it. Apparently he broke his thumb and upon a trip to the doctor discovered he also had a fractured elbow.

From that website:

“I just want to apologize to the fans and (UFC President) Dana White and the UFC,” he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). “I’ve been training really hard. We’ll fight down the road for sure.”

It’s not yet known whether a replacement has been found for Mendes, who’s rep did not respond for comment. The featherweight fight was scheduled for the pay-per-view main card of the Feb. 23 event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Gamburyan said he flew to Las Vegas to personally request the matchup to White, and was heartbroken when he got the news he would have to withdraw.

“My team was the main event, and we’ve been training together for many years, and I really wanted to be part of it too,” said Gamburyan, who trains with UFC 157 headliner and women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey.

Although he knew immediately when he broke his thumb, Gamburyan was unaware of the extent of the damage to his elbow. He trained through the injury for three months.

“I didn’t want to go for an MRI,” he said. “I didn’t want to know the results. Either way, I really wanted to fight.”

Gamburyan anticipated he’ll be sidelined for the next three months, but will know more when he meets next week with an orthopedic doctor.



Tags: , ,



Source: MMA Junkie

Related News Articles

more articles »

Image Comics' C.O.W.L. Creative Team Bring Fans A Gritty, Sci-Fi, Geo-Political Mystery With Hadrian's Wall

Missing 15 Series From Post Secret Wars 2015 All-New All-Different Marvel Comics Roll-out Spoilers? More For Checklist, But Not All Will Be Out October 2015!

Nick Magnus Aldis Speaks Out On Very Turbulent TNA Lockerrom, TNA Woes, Jeff Jarrett, Feud w/James Storm

Big Brother 17 Live Feed Spoilers: Daily Recap 07.01.2015

Featured Poll

What Did You Think About UFC 186?

  • Why did they boo Demetrious Johnson? How rude! (75%, 9 Votes)
  • Thumbs up! (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Thumbs in the middle! (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Thumbs down! (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

Loading ... Loading ...

Recent Comments

» more comments

Search Pulse

Author:

Zone:

Category: