Eddie Wineland wires out Fri, may retire

 

The UFC's 5th ranked bantamweight Eddie Wineland broke his jaw for the first time vs. Brandon Carlson on October 23, 2004 at Xtreme Kage Kombat in Curtiss, Wisconsin. Ten months later, he fought again.

Wineland broke his jaw a second time a decade later vs. Johnny Eduardo at UFC Fight Night 40 on May 10, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. This time he may never fight again.

On May 14 Wineland had surgery and his jaw was wired shut. According to Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, Friday the wires come out, after a month of not being able to chew or eat whole food. Wineland still has goals he wants to accomplish in the sport, but does not want to go through a broken jaw a third time.

A full-time firefighter in Northwest Indiana, for six weeks, Wineland we not be able to either train nor work. Now Wineland plans to make the decision once he heals up.

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Donald Sterling Fan site profile image  

6/5/14 10:21 PM by Donald Sterling Fan

i dont understand why wineland was getting crappy billings . he fought the champ as well. he just never changes his style. he can pretty much beat any low and mid tier fighters, he should suck it up, come back stronger and try to get built back up to contender and work on not getting touched as much.for a guy with great footwork, he's been awfully hittable lately.

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6/5/14 9:57 PM by suspiciouslyofficial

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2O9ESE site profile image  

6/5/14 9:28 PM by 2O9ESE

Hes a great fighter but he should hang em up.

bigraydaddy site profile image  

6/5/14 9:04 PM by bigraydaddy

Been a fan since the DVT fights at Portage HS. He's gotta do whats best for him. It's been a cool ride, though.

TBA11 site profile image  

6/5/14 4:37 PM by TBA11

Great fighter I wish him luck. Doesn't make sense to keep fighting when a 9-5 pays the same.

PeppersPopMachine site profile image  

6/5/14 4:29 PM by PeppersPopMachine

Enjoyed watching him rise through the UFC ladder. He may have come up short on his accomplishments but damn, was he exciting to watch along the way.

Arlovskis Chin site profile image  

6/5/14 4:29 PM by Arlovskis Chin

Exactly this

cfv site profile image  

6/5/14 4:21 PM by cfv

Be a shame if he retired, exciting fighter. If he does, best wishes to him

xsrg95 site profile image  

6/5/14 4:17 PM by xsrg95

at 29 i don't think he should retire but he's been in some wars and like fighters with orbital issues and knee problems and the thought that his jaw isn't going to hold up as much i think it would be safe to retire. good to know he already has a job to fall back on and won't end up fighting outside the ufc for money.

Alpinestar site profile image  

6/5/14 4:10 PM by Alpinestar

Wineland's an awesome fighter. Hopefully he'll stick around. Either way, I wish him the best of luck.



 

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