If the current injury curse that has hit UFC 108 card in recent weeks continues, there may be no health fighters left on the UFC roster.
As was first reported in the NW Indiana Times, the latest to fall victim to the longest casualty list for a single event in UFC history is Sean Sherk, who himself had stepped up from the undercard to face Jim Miller after Tyson Griffin got injured.
Sherk is reported to have had a cut above his right eye which required stitches and will keep him out of the main card bout. It is the second fight in a row that Sherk has had to pull out of due to injury, the last being against Gleison Tibau at UFC 104.
In his place the UFC have had to look beyond their own roster and wil welcome back muay thai striker Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig back into the fold.
Ludwig has fought for the promotion twice before, emerging victorious on both occasions, and infamously scored the unofficial fastest knockout ever (5 seconds) against Jonathan Goulet. Due to a time keeping error the KO was officially recorded as 11 seconds.
Ludwig is 2-2 in his last four fights, most recently losing to Lyle Beerbohm in June of this year. He has been eager to return to the UFC, and unexpectedly he now gets his opportunity.
While he is an exciting stand-up fighter, his ground game is a weakness, and so he may be in for a long night against Jim Miller who will be more than happy to put him on his back.