Paul Felder needed only one lung to defeat James Vick by decision in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN on Saturday night. Although, to be fair, Felder started the fight off with two fully functioning lungs.
Reminding us yet again that, even though his cageside commentary is stellar, he actually knows how to fight, Felder was simply the more technical, sharper fighter in the Octagon. But even those technical, sharp fighters take body blows that mess them up.
As per ESPN:
UFC lightweight Paul Felder suffered a collapsed lung in the closing minutes of his fight against James Vick last night in Phoenix, his manager Brian Butler told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.
Doctors believe the lung was punctured when he took a shot to the ribs at the end of the third round. He is being held an extra day at a local Phoenix hospital for observation, Butler said.
Look, being able to finish a fight with a collapsed lung is insane. But Felder is the man.