Coach: Faber fought Barao with partially torn hamstring

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Urijah Faber was stopped by strikes in his UFC 169 title fight against Barao, and although he made no excuses for the fight, his manager did not that Faber was not healthy heading into the fight:

“We took him in and got an MRI, and they said it was a bruised ligament in his knee, so he could barely walk,” Roberts said.

Faber then modified his training to focus on mitt work, but that turned out to further his injury woes, the manager added.

“In the meantime, when he was doing mitts and running around, he tore his hamstring,” Roberts said. “(He) got an MRI, and there was a slight tear in his hamstring.”

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