UFC accident-insurance coverage saves Cub Swanson $50,000

by Dann Stupp | source: mmajunkie.com
 

During a June 2 session at Greg Jackson's in New Mexico, a training partner inadvertently tagged Cub Swanson– full force – with a knee to the face. It resulted in orbital, nasal and cheek fractures, as well as a broken jaw. Seven weeks after the injury, the UFC fighter remains on an all-liquid diet.

Swanson immediately called his UFC contact with one question.

"'So yeah, that insurance kicked in, right?'" Swanson asked.

Yes, it had. One day prior.

As the UFC's first fighter to use the organization's recently enacted accident-insurance coverage, Swanson saved himself a whopping $50,000 in out-of-pocket medical costs.

In May, UFC president Dana White announced the first-of-its-kind coverage, which protects Zuffa LLC's approximately 400 contracted fighters from various injuries and ailments year-round, regardless if it occurs during a training session or not. Zuffa pays 100 percent of the premiums up to $50,000 per year per fighter.

"I'm glad they found it," Swanson said. And they said the coverage that we have is a start, and I believe it'll evolve into even better coverage ... I'm super thankful. I can't wait to get back in there and repay them."

A three-time "Fight of the Night" winner in the WEC, he's now just anxious for that long-awaited UFC debut, which is unlikely to come before December as his face heals from the injuries and multiple surgeries.

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XxOrganicVegxX site profile image  

7/22/11 2:41 PM by XxOrganicVegxX

Cub, please stop figuring ways in sparring on how to avoid Aldo's knees (Not worth the injuries). Get healthy soon.

1oldfart site profile image  

7/22/11 9:59 AM by 1oldfart

while in many other countries medical is a right of the people paid through taxes, the u.s. fighters need and should have some type of insurance in place if they decide to train and fight.

Chimonos Revenge site profile image  

7/22/11 9:22 AM by Chimonos Revenge

I see what you did there

awilson82 site profile image  

7/22/11 9:21 AM by awilson82

 Yeah Zufffa is so evil lol.

CauliflowerCouture site profile image  

7/22/11 7:47 AM by CauliflowerCouture

Four broken bones in his face from one shot? That must have been some knee!

K-Dub-  

7/21/11 6:43 PM by K-Dub-"T"

 SOme people don't know how to spar...

Snu'dByMur site profile image  

7/21/11 6:33 PM by Snu'dByMur

He was training with Bisping?

Gerardo689 site profile image  

7/21/11 6:29 PM by Gerardo689

Sounds like Aldo came back for more

JBob300 site profile image  

7/21/11 5:36 PM by JBob300

not having insurance...its kind of a scary thought sometimes...until u realize how many gang bangers get bullets dug out of them in the ER every day and wipe there ass with the bill

MattBenwa site profile image  

7/21/11 4:51 PM by MattBenwa

Awesome news - having good health coverage is a must, even if you're not an MMA fighter.Recently, I had an unexpected and emergency hospitalization that cost $40k over 5 days - with no insurance I would have been in TROUBLE.



 

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