UnderGround Forums
 

UnderGround Forums >> UFC Insurance saves Cub Swanson $50K in medical ex


7/21/11 3:40 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Cyril Jeff
186 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 12/29/09
Posts: 5643
 
 

Accident-insurance coverage saves UFC's Cub Swanson from $50,000 injury costs

With one look at Cub Swanson's medical records, you know the guy has suffered more than his fair share of bad luck.

The latest? A sparring injury that 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.

Still, there was a little good luck: As the UFC's first fighter to use the organization's recently enacted accident-insurance coverage, he saved himself a whopping $50,000 in out-of-pocket medical costs.

Swanson, a guest on today's edition of MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio), suffered the injury during a June 2 session at Greg Jackson's camp in New Mexico. During an intense sparring session, a training partner inadvertently tagged him – full force – with a knee to the face.

Swanson (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who's fought just five times in four years due to an array of injuries, nearly reached a breaking point.

"Right when it happened, I immediately went to the corner and went, 'I need to take a year off. I'm done,'" he said. "I was so frustrated. You train for months at a time, and it just gets taken away like that."

UFC vet Joe Stevenson was one of approximately eight training partners who accompanied Swanson to the hospital. They then immediately called their UFC contact with one question.

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

Yes, it had. One day prior.


read the rest here
7/21/11 3:43 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
cyberc92
16 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 5/13/05
Posts: 1533
Wow, at the one day prior line. It would suck to get a $50,000 bill when he probably doesnt even make that to win and show.
7/21/11 3:49 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Dmoney35
83 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 7/14/11
Posts: 35
bummer on the injury but stoked on the ufc for having this insurance in place.
7/21/11 3:50 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
mma shill
20 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 2/22/11
Posts: 415
Damn, good luck to cub, hope to see you in the octagon again Phone Post
7/21/11 4:00 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
crowbar
751 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 25886
"A training partner inadvertently tagged him full force with a knee to the face"



7/21/11 4:03 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Chimonos Revenge
266 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 7/26/07
Posts: 7983
"Zuffa doesnt do anything for its fighters except take money out of their pockets" -Ultramagnus
7/21/11 4:06 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Straight_Crown
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 6/24/11
Posts: 63
Chimonos Revenge - "Zuffa doesnt do anything for its fighters except take money out of their pockets" -Ultramagnus

Hahaha yeah I was coming to say something along these lines.
7/21/11 4:07 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Cyril Jeff
186 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 12/29/09
Posts: 5646
cyberc92 - Wow, at the one day prior line. It would suck to get a $50,000 bill when he probably doesnt even make that to win and show.

 can you imagine?
1 day, $50K...
7/21/11 4:10 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Flexo
65 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/13/11
Posts: 249
mma shill - Damn, good luck to cub, hope to see you in the octagon again Phone Post
Again? Phone Post
7/21/11 4:19 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Hong Kong Phooey
941 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 4/21/06
Posts: 41554
 I want Jens !
7/21/11 4:21 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Matt Phillips
819 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 3/29/10
Posts: 3441
 Clearly Zuffa is a bunch of money grubbing dicks who dont take care of their fighters.
7/21/11 4:44 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Billyz
26 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 12/2/05
Posts: 5120
horrible for the injury but the fact that the insurance was there is a great show of progress
7/21/11 4:51 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
MattBenwa
25 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 5/26/03
Posts: 9826
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.
7/21/11 6:33 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Snu'dByMur
255 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 11/23/10
Posts: 1193
crowbar - "A training partner inadvertently tagged him full force with a knee to the face"


<br type="_moz" />



He was training with Bisping?
7/21/11 6:43 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
K-Dub-"T"
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/1/01
Posts: 43318
 SOme people don't know how to spar...
7/22/11 7:47 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
CauliflowerCouture
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 1/14/11
Posts: 223
Four broken bones in his face from one shot? That must have been some knee!
7/22/11 9:21 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
awilson82
178 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 11/12/07
Posts: 8492
 Yeah Zufffa is so evil lol.
7/22/11 9:22 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
Chimonos Revenge
266 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 7/26/07
Posts: 8009
Snu'dByMur - 
crowbar - "A training partner inadvertently tagged him full force with a knee to the face"






He was training with Bisping?



I see what you did there
7/22/11 9:59 AM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
1oldfart
Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 12/16/06
Posts: 350
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.
7/22/11 2:41 PM
Ignore | Quote | Vote Down | Vote Up
XxOrganicVegxX
3 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile

Member Since: 3/18/11
Posts: 73
Cub, please stop figuring ways in sparring on how to avoid Aldo's knees (Not worth the injuries). Get healthy soon.

Reply Post

You must log in to post a reply. Click here to login.