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Old 03-22-2010, 09:18 PM
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Default Vera has 3 facial fractures

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Brandon Vera received more than a bruised ego on Sunday at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo.; a fearsome elbow strike from opponent Jon Jones left the UFC light heavyweight with facial fractures and an unknown return date.

In the night's Versus-televised main event, Jones landed the blow as he postured up in Vera's guard midway through the first round. Vera rolled to his side in visible pain when the shot slammed into the right side of his face near his eye socket.

The strike caused three fractures in Vera's right cheekbone, the fighter's manager, Matt Stansell, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

"The whole right side of Brandon's face was numb," Stansell said.

Vera (11-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC), 32, was tasked with stopping the advance of Jones (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC). The 22-year-old burst onto the UFC scene in 2008 and racked up a series of of impressive victories marred only by a lone disqualification loss to Matt Hamill this past December at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale.

The UFC on Versus 1 main-event fight was Vera's second consecutive loss, which includes a unanimous-decision defeat to Randy Couture at UFC 105 this past November. Vera still disputes the scores of the fight, which all went 29-28 in Couture's favor.

Vera will see a facial specialist this week, at which time a timetable for his return should be determined, Stansell said. The Colorado Office of Boxing, which oversees MMA events in the state, hasn't yet released the list of mandatory medical suspensions from UFC on Versus 1. Vera likely will need clearance from a doctor before he can be licensed to fight again.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:20 PM
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Stick a fork in Vera...he's done.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:25 PM
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Stick a fork in Vera...he's done.
Why would you want to stick a fork in anyone

He will heal and be back...unless they cut him
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:36 PM
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Why would you want to stick a fork in anyone

He will heal and be back...unless they cut him
It's a saying...obviously not a British one...meaning:

Indicating a losing or lost cause, with origins in the cooking practice of sticking a fork in meat to determine when done. Also "put a fork in me," "stick a fork in you." - Urban Dictionary

I don't believe Vera will ever find success in the UFC. He made a great debut makng short work of some mid-card heavy weights, and taking out a still recovering Frank Mir. He since hasn't beaten anyone of note, and has yet to win against a top 10 light-heavy weight. He has a weird body type that to me seems to work better at HW, but he can't hang with the monsters who inhabit that space now. He can't cut down to 185...he already looks like a rake at 205...so where does that leave him? On the outside looking in, I'm afraid (another saying).
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:38 PM
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It's a saying...obviously not a British one...meaning:

Indicating a losing or lost cause, with origins in the cooking practice of sticking a fork in meat to determine when done. Also "put a fork in me," "stick a fork in you." - Urban Dictionary

I don't believe Vera will ever find success in the UFC. He made a great debut makng short work of some mid-card heavy weights, and taking out a still recovering Frank Mir. He since hasn't beaten anyone of note, and has yet to win against a top 10 light-heavy weight. He has a weird body type that to me seems to work better at HW, but he can't hang with the monsters who inhabit that space now. He can't cut down to 185...he already looks like a rake at 205...so where does that leave him? On the outside looking in, I'm afraid (another saying).
Will he ever get to a belt? probably not...but that doesnt mean he's a lost cause...I think thats a bit harsh

Oh now I understand now about the cookery saying...I thought you litterally meant someone should stab him with a fork
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:45 PM
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Why harsh? Lots of fighters, even once promising ones, get cut from the UFC. Vera's close to the cut. Unless he gets another chance & takes out a top 10 LHW, his future isn't with the UFC.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:54 PM
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Why harsh? Lots of fighters, even once promising ones, get cut from the UFC. Vera's close to the cut. Unless he gets another chance & takes out a top 10 LHW, his future isn't with the UFC.
he should get one more chance, its usually three in a row....I think that he won the fight against Couture...so I feel bad for him.

I suppose I could also add there are a lot of promising fighters outside the UFC that never get in...but I always think its sad to see someone whose tried hard get sorta given the boot. I kinda met him at UFC85...I say kinda, because I didnt get to speak with him, but I was with Jacob Hey after a dinner when he went across to talk to Brandon because they have like known each other for hundreds of years or whatever...He seemed like a really nice person.
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:39 PM
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man ... that elbow had the perfect placement ... JBJ is for real
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Why harsh? Lots of fighters, even once promising ones, get cut from the UFC. Vera's close to the cut. Unless he gets another chance & takes out a top 10 LHW, his future isn't with the UFC.
I dont understand why people think that if someone is not top 10 in their weight class they should be cut. The UFC is putting on more cards now than they ever did and they need the talent in order to fill those cards.
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:16 AM
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i dont mind if he stays in the ufc i just dont think he should be in anymore main events until he earns the spot.
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