Ryan Bader Will be Taking Some Time Off to Heal Broken Hand Injury
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.11.2013
Bader taking a break from frequent fight camps…
MMAjunkie Radio recently interviewed UFC light heavyweight fighter Ryan Bader this week. Bader updated fans on his injury, as he has a broken hand coming out of his fight with Anthony Perosh at UFC Fight Night 33. Bader won the fight via unanimous decision. Below are some highlights.
Bader on taking a break and getting healed up: "I went two back-to-back camps, so I've been in the gym constantly for four or five months. So I get a little break, and get that fire back and get in there when I'm healed up."
Bader on his broken hand injury: "With a broken hand, it puts me back, and some of these guys that I thought I could fight, like ‘Shogun' or a Phil Davis or whatever, they might get fights before. I just have to wait, really. But I want to fight the guys that will jump me up that ladder."
Bader on not being able to get the finish against Perosh: "There's a couple times where I felt I could have finished it if I had my right hand to throw a little flurry because he turned his head. If I had my right hand, I could have come down on that side too. But I had to reach around to do an awkward little hammerfist, so it kind of prolonged it."
Bader on who he wants to fight next: "I used to have this checklist, and I've gotten to the point where I almost have fought all those guys. It used to be I wanted to fight all those legends of the sport, and I have been fighting those guys. There are very few guys that I haven't fought that are the top guys. So I want to fight the rest of them, and you always want to get your losses back. All those guys that I haven't fought in the top 10, those are the guys I want to fight. I'll try to get those done first, and maybe then go back and avenge some losses."