UFC News: How UFC LIVE Marquardt vs. Story Survived a Serious Blow
The UFC is Throwing a Live Event This Sunday and There Has Been Some Trouble
There is only one thing that can ruin a great fight card and that is injuries. If you do not believe me, go back and look at UFC 108 Evans vs Silva. It was the most injury riddle card in history and went on to be lackluster. Dana White and company know that this is part of the business. Fighters train hard and can, at certain times, get hurt during rigorous sparing. Recently, the UFC Live event, which is in one week, took a couple of gigantic hits
Anthony Johnson was scheduled to be the on the main event of the evening with Nate Marquardt. It is Marquardt's welterweight debut and this fight had lots of build up. That anticipation died when Johnson pulled out of the fight with a rotator cuff injury. Luckily for the UFC, Rick Story is able to come fight Marquardt in Johnson's place. Story is not the caliber than Johnson may be, but he will not be Marquardts punching bag. He will push Nate The Great, in every way possible.
So the UFC had an injury and now it is over, right? Not yet.
Martin Kampmann was expected to face John Howard, but he too was injured during his training for the fight. Howard will now fight Matt Brown, but the loss of Kampmann drops another key name from the main-card. Fans are disappointed, as Kampmann vs. Howard would have been a great fight.
The biggest problem is that there is no solution for the UFC. As long as fighters train hard, they will continue to get hurt. Every fighter has been injured through training and it is only a matter of time before another card gets ruined like UFC 108.
Thank goodness, the UFC had fighters ready to go on moments notice for UFC Live: Marquardt vs. Story. That bout is June 26th at 9:00 PM on Spike TV.
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