During the fight, Randy somehow broke his arm due to a high kick that was thrown by Gonzaga. Randy used his left forearm to block Gonzaga’s right high kick.
They continued fighting and doctors say that his arm broke at that instant. That is where "the ulnar displacement occurred, a nightstick fracture" as they stated, which is a very common injury within the "law enforcement circles".
According to the doctors, he won’t be out too long as the injury was not severe. He will be in a splint for 6 weeks and a cast will not be needed. Couture informed the media,
“ It’s not displaced, so the doctors think it will reattach in about a week and a half ”
Randy will be back in no time at his regular training sessions once he is completely healed, so it seems that it will not affect him tremendously (props to thefightnetwork.com for the info).
He is just about ready to face the current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson as they will battle it out in England for the first unification belt in the history of MMA.
Leave us a comment on how you feel about Dan’s next fight and in the meantime…watch this short interview:
You have to think about a few things…It has not been easy for the 28-year old to bounce back in after losing his Heavyweight title that he won once before. Mir has gone through a lot of emotional stress and physical discomfort because of a motorcycle accident he had once before.
Following his accident, there was an interim Heavyweight title created by the UFC and Andrei Arlovski won that title. After a year and 2 months, Mir was not able to defend his title and his Heavyweight belt was stripped.
Congratulations to Frank Mir for his stunning performance as he beats Antoni Hardonk with an impressive Kimura in the first round.
This is a short video of a pretty funny prank while Mauricio Shogun is sleeping. The prank is done in a car by what it seems like a couple of friends of his.
Check it out:
Randy "The Natural" Couture is not only a winner…he is the Heavyweight Champion of the UFC. He beat Tim Sylvia for the belt and now for the first time ever, he defends his title by beating the Brazilian Gabriel Gonzaga.
Randy admits that Gabriel did land a good deal of hits, but it just wasn’t enough to take out the professional Greco-Roman wrestler.
So who’s next for Randy Couture? UFC rumors talk about Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira as his next opponent. Big Nog would probably be a very exciting match-up for Randy as they both posses fantastic grappling skills.
Will it be too soon for Big Nog to have a title match? It’s all in the hands of Dana White, but Dana believes that this could be next fight for Randy and it would definitely bring about more PPV sales.
It’s all about the chedda!
Renato "Babalu" Sobral will be facing charges by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) due to a prolonged choke submission (anaconda choke) against David Heath on Saturday night at UFC 74-Respect (results and pics).
The referee, Steve Mazzagatti, tried to push Babalu out of the way as soon as Heath tapped out. However, Babalu insisted that he deserved it because "he has to learn respect." The NSAC will be looking at the footage this week very thoroughly and 50% of Babalu’s paycheck ($25,000.00) will be withheld.
This is a terrible act of sportsmanlike conduct and hopefully this will be the last time we see such poor behavior by professional mixed martial artists.
Here are a some pictures to help you re-live those great moments @ UFC
(props to NBCSports)
Roger Huerta Vs. Alberto Crane:
Ryan Jensen Vs. Thales Leites:
Renato Sobral Vs. David Heath:
Frank Mir Vs. Antoni Hardonk:
Clay Guida Vs. Marcus Aurelio:
Another great night for all UFC fans!!!
UFC 74-Respect ended up being action-packed… just like most of us expected it to be.
For those who missed out, here are the official results provided by UFC FIGHT.
(Randy Couture Wins by Technical Knock Out at 1:37 in the 3rd round)
Roger Huerta Vs. Alberto Crane
(Roger Huerta Wins by Technical Knock Out at 1:50 in the 3rd round)
(Georges St-Pierre Wins by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 in the 3rd round)
(Joe Stevenson Wins by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 in the 3rd round)
(Patrick Cote Wins by Technical Knock Out at 4:45 in the 1st round)
Preliminary Fight Card:
Ryan Jensen Vs. Thales Leites
(Thales Leites Wins by Submission at 3:47 in the 1st round by arm bar)
Renato Sobral Vs. David Heath
(Renato Sobral Wins by Submission at 3:30 in the 2nd round by anaconda choke)
Frank Mir Vs. Antoni Hardonk
(Frank Mir Wins by Submission at 1:17 in the 1st round by kimura)
Clay Guida Vs. Marcus Aurelio
(Clay Guida Wins by Split Decision at 5:00 in the 3rd round)
Here at UFC FIGHT.com, we hope everyone enjoys tonight’s UFC 74-Respect…
The time is finally here as we are only a few hours away from seeing one of the greatest events of all times…only at the Ultimate Fighting Championship!
Randy Couture will be looking to defend his Heavyweight title in a 5-round war versus Gabriel Gonzaga, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master who recently destroyed Mirko Cro Cop. These men are looking to do whatever it takes to hold on to that Heavyweight belt at the end of the night one way or another.
The other fight we have all been waiting for is the match between George St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck. Both fighters are looking to work their way up to have their chance for a title shot in the Welterweight division. GSP recently lost his belt to the current champion, Matt Serra so expect a war between both of these guys as they both are hungry for that win.
Word of advice…please make sure to have your drinks ready or whatever it is that you love most when watching the UFC because every second counts!
Here are the official weigh-in results for today’s UFC 74-Respect. Everyone seemed pretty excited and ready for tonight’s events.
So now that everyone did their homework and weighed in as they were supposed to…
It’s time to get this on!!!
(For the REPLAY of the Weigh-in, click here)
Alberto Crane (155) vs Roger Huerta (155)
David Heath (205) vs Renato "Babalu" Sobral (204)
Frank Mir (255) vs Antoni Hardonk (244)
Thales Leites (186*) vs Ryan Jensen (185)
Marcus Aurelio (155) vs Clay Guida (155)