But Felder added to his legacy on Sunday night at UFC Phoenix, as he fought through a collapsed lung suffered late in his main-card bout against James Vick at Talking Stick Resort Arena and held on for the unanimous-decision victory. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Monday ESPN report on Felder’s injury.
Felder sustained the injury with a strike to the ribs late in the third round, and he will be held at a Phoenix hospital for a day for observation.
Felder’s manager, Brian Butler, posted the following on Instagram:
The person who seems least fazed by the injury is Felder himself, who won for the fourth time in his last five fights and is 4-0 in his last four lightweight bouts:
I got two lungs... I just want a beer for shitsake— Paul Felder (@felderpaul) February 18, 2019