Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.
Travis Browne appeared to injure his leg in the opening seconds of his bout with Antonio Silva in the UFC on FX 5 main event. Browne later confirmed in the post-fight press conference that he heard his hamstring pop three times.
Browne visited a doctor on Monday and learned that he suffered a torn hamstring. The injury will not require surgery but will keep Browne on the sidelines for 2-4 months.
The Jeremy Stephens arrest story is finally beginning to play out through the legal process. Stephens has been in jail since Friday morning but very few details have emerged from the story. Yesterday, Stephens’ management released a statement but is scheduled to be extradited back to Iowa.
Stephens has a court date set for Oct. 23 and will continue to be held on $100,000 bond. Stephens faces assault charges stemming from a party he attended in 2011.
DaMarques Johnson probably thought he had earned a bit of good will from the UFC after stepping up on short notice on numerous occasions. That was the case for Johnson’s last fight, a short notice bout against European star Gunnar Nelson.
Johnson lost the bout in the first round and has now been released by the UFC. Johnson became a popular fighter for his tenure on The Ultimate Fighter: USA vs. UK but had struggled recently to string together a series of victories.
When Bellator kicked off it’s season seven of their welterweight tournament the promotion saw a small increase from their previous outings. Bellator 75 followed that off with a drop in viewership.
According to industry sources, the event averaged 145,000 viewers. The move to Spike TV can’t come fast enough for Bellator.
Photo: Browne (R) throws a leg kick (Paul Thatcher/Fight! Magazine)