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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Jake O達rien Likely to Resume Training in Early 2008


Undefeated UFC heavyweight Jake O達rien (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is progressing well after a July surgery and will likely return to full-time training in January or February of 2008, MMAjunkie.com (UFC news, MMA news, UFC rumors, UFC gossip, fighter interviews and event previews and recaps - MMAjunkie.com (formerly UFCjunkie.com)) was told over the weekend. MMAjunkie.com spoke to Ken Pavia, O達rien痴 agent.
After scoring an upset of Heath Herring at UFC Fight Night 8 in January, O達rien was scheduled to face Tom Murphy at July痴 UFC 72 event. However, he pulled out of the event because of 都tingers, a painful nerve injury that originates in the spine. The sports injury usually appears in athletes from contact and combat sports, such as football, wrestling and mixed-martial arts.
O達rien, who first developed the problem while wrestling for Purdue University, had surgery so a titanium rod could be implanted in his neck and cadaver discs in his spine.
Prior to the surgery, doctors told the 22-year-old O達rien that the injuries might be career-ending. However, his doctors recently told him the outlook was much more positive and that he痴 be able to continue his MMA career.
展e致e learned not to underestimate Jake痴 resolve and ability to heal, Pavia said. 滴e痴 much better now. He痴 a battler, and he has a lot of heart.
O達rien is currently doing cardio-only training but will add striking to his workouts after the New Year.
Pavia was unsure when O達rien may return to the Octagon, saying they値l need to reevaluate once the workouts intensify.
Good to see him making a recovery, but even if he didn't come back atleast he would have went out with a bang. Spoiling the debut of Heath
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This is great news for him, even though im not the biggest Jake O Brian fan, he had a pretty sad story when he was about to retire that early.
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I'm glad for him and wish him the best, but as A UFC fan, I don't ever want to see him fight again. He is boring as h3ll.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-24-2007, 02:08 PM
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stingers as career ending? i had a problem with stingers when i played football but eventually i could deal with the pain as it happend at least once everyday
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