Demetrious Johnson needs surgery. Flyweight Final pushed to Fall - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
-DayDay Knucks-
HitOrGetHit's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 20,384
Blog Entries: 13
Demetrious Johnson needs surgery. Flyweight Final pushed to Fall

Demetrious Johnson wants to conclude the UFC's flyweight tournament more than anyone, but a pending surgery will put the finalist on the sidelines until the fall.

Johnson (15-2-1 MMA, 3-1-1 UFC), who topped Ian McCall in a rematch this past weekend in the UFC on FX 3 headliner, now is slated to fight fellow finalist Joseph Benavidez (16-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) for the inaugural UFC flyweight title.

But first up for "Mighty Mouse" is hernia surgery later this week.

"It's called an inguinal hernia," Johnson today told Radio ( "It's very common in men. It's pretty explicit to talk about it, but basically, it's a very uncomfortable situation. I noticed it after I got done fighting.

"My forearm and right hand hurt pretty bad, and that's mostly what my mind was focused on. Once I got home, though, I noticed I was hurting in the groin area."

In fact, just days after the fight, which Johnson won via unanimous decision in Sunrise, Fla., the newlywed did a charity walk with his wife. In extreme discomfort afterward, Johnson finally consulted a doctor, who relayed the news about his needed surgery.

Johnson is hoping he can have the procedure done Friday. He said he has two options for the surgery, including one that would keep him sidelined just a few weeks. However, the doctor told him that because he's an athlete, he should opt for the second kind, which includes the use of mesh netting and a better likelihood he won't re-aggravate the injury in future training sessions.

That option requires a month of recovery, so Johnson said he probably wouldn't be able to fight until October or November. Earlier this week, Benavidez, who wasn't aware of Johnson's injury, told Radio he was hoping for a September fight.

So what's a perfect scenario for Johnson, whose past three fights have come on non-pay-per-view shows far away from his Washington home?

"Preferably, Vegas," he said. "I love fighting in Vegas. And I'm undefeated in Vegas, so I love Vegas. But television-wise, it depends. If you put this as a main event on pay-per-view, it might have trouble selling. But if you match us up with somebody who's a huge draw, then ... everybody is going to buy it and be exposed to us.

"But it doesn't matter to me because regardless, I'm going to have to fight in the octagon."

Both Johnson and Benavidez are former UFC/WEC bantamweight title challengers. Now, they'll fight to determine the world's No. 1 flyweight. Like Benavidez, Johnson is anxious to see through the conclusion of the four-man tournament.

But his top priority is being physically ready for it.

"The first thing on my mind is get the surgery out of the way and heal my body and get after it again," he said.

-Always Supporting-
Miesha Tate - Urijah Faber - Dustin Poirier - Frankie Edgar - Diaz Bro's - Claudia Gadelha - Demian Maia - Jessica Eye
HitOrGetHit is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 06:45 PM
You're Welcome.
Canadian Psycho's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Eh?
Posts: 7,723
Of course he does.
Canadian Psycho is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 09:22 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,705
why not?
Spec0688 is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2012, 10:17 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,228
More injuries, awesome. The flyweight division seems to have been cursed from the beginning.
Dtwizzy2k5 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 01:29 AM
Black & Gold
Purgetheweak's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 634
Yeaaaa, an inguinal hernia is when part of your small bowel herniates into your sack...

I'd say it's a legit reason.

D. Cerrone | R. Souza | F. Werdum | R. MacDonald | M. McDonald | D. Maia | J. Mein | C. Condit
M. Coenen | S. Kaufman | A. Davis

Purgetheweak is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 03:15 AM
It's Hammer Time!
Hammerlock2.0's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 9,589
At least this injury happened in a fight. I hope he gets better soon.

Rookie Hammer Squad 2015
Frankie Edgar - Dominick Cruz - Jorge Masvidal - Cat Zingano - Holly Holm
Hammerlock2.0 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 06:03 AM
The Bearded One
AmdM's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lisbon - Portugal
Posts: 4,114
Not fair to keep benavidez out for so long,
a man has to make a living for himself and his family.
I say let him fight someone else.

Lyoto Machida, former UFC LHW hamp
Future UFC MW Champ
Benavidez, Barao, Aldo, Nate, Nick, Lyoto, TBD, JDS
Forever hanging in Anderson Silva nuts
AmdM is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 08:53 AM
BrianRClover's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saint Louis MO
Posts: 2,384
Man alive! These guys are obviously pushing their bodies too hard. I realize this one was sustained in the fight but still, the injury list is out of control!
BrianRClover is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome