Found February 09, 2013 on
Season 5 Ultimate Fighter finalist Manny Gamburyan was expected to take on Chad Mendes on the UFC 157 main card. Unfortunately it was announced that Gamburyan had sustained numerous injuries and was forced to withdraw from the fight.
Melissa Segura of Sports Illustrated first tweeted news of the injury and Gamburyan later confirmed it. He said he broke his thumb during sparring and it was later revealed after a trip to the doctor that he also had a fractured elbow.
Feeling terrible about pulling out of the fight on such short notice, “The Anvil” took to Twitter to apologize to Dana White, the UFC and his opponent Mendes.
I personally want to apologize to @danawhite @ufc @chadmendes and my dans.For my Injury there is nothing I can do it really sucks sorry
— Manny Gamburyan (@MannyGamburyan) February 10, 2013
UFC 157 will take place February 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and will be headlined by Gamburyan’s teammate and women’s UFC champion Ronda Rousey who will tak...
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All dressed up and no nowhere to go. Former featherweight to contender Chad Mendes (Pictured) has been pulled from UFC 157 after opponent Manny Gamburyan was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury.
Because of the last-minute nature of Gamburyan’s exit, the promotion wasn’t able to locate a suitable substitute in time.
“Well guys it looks like I’m off the Anaheim...
Just days ago, Manny Gamburyan announced that he was forced to withdraw from his UFC 157 main card fight with Chad Mendes due to numerous injuries. Unfortunately, it looks like Mendes has also been scratched from the card.
Well guys it looks like I’m off the Anaheim card. Sucks pretty bad. Ill keep everyone updated with what I find out. Sorry.
— chad mendes (@chadmendes) February...
Unfortunate news came for UFC 157 fighter Chad Mendes, as his opponent Manny Gamburyan was forced to withdraw from their main card fight with numerous injuries.
When Mendes found out that Gamburyan was out of the match-up he figured he would take measures into his own hands and call out someone near the top of the division.
So manny’s out. How bout we find out who the real number...
It's been a disheartening run for Chad Mendes since losing to Jose Aldo for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight title last year. Though he's gone 2-0 since the tough knockout loss; however, his opposition has been extremely poor. Now, for the second time in a row, his scheduled opponent has dropped out just days away the event they were supposed to compete...