Paul Felder emerged victorious in his co-main event scrap with James Vick at UFC On ESPN 1 on Saturday night, but it came at a cost.
“Paul Felder suffered a collapsed lung in the closing minutes of his fight against James Vick last night,” the fighter’s manager Brian Butler told ESPN.
“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. As a result of the injury, Felder has been forced to pull out of his color analyst duties for this weekend’s UFC Prague telecast.”
Apparently Felder isn’t too troubled about the injury though, which led to him having fluid in his lungs the day after the fight.
“I got two lungs… I just want a beer for sh-tsake,” felder joked on Twitter.
The 34-year-old has now won his last four fights at lightweight, though he did also suffer a loss in a welterweight fight with Mike Perry during that period too.