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Amir Sadollah Dropping to Welterweight After Disappointing 0-0 Stretch in the UFC

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In a new interview with MMA Junkie, TUF 7 winner Amir Sadollah stated that a move down to 170 pounds is "definitely…in my future," as soon as he recovers from his latest injury. After winning the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter last June by submitting CB Dollaway via armbar in the finale — which also happened to be Sadollah’s professional MMA debut — he had to pull out of UFC 91 in November due to a leg injury. Sadollah became officially cursed when he had to drop out of last Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 17 show because of a shoulder injury. As he explains:

"It was about two or three weeks before the fight, and I had just been training. It was just kind of a random, weird thing. I just got dropped right exactly on my shoulder in a weird spot. It dislocated my clavicle and gave me a couple other internal shoulder injuries. I actually just got out of surgery on it yesterday…They looked around with the scope and kind of checked out what injuries were there and what they needed to repair and what I could get away with just with rehab. It looks like I’ll be able to just rehab it and get back in there."

Unfortunately, he doesn’t know exactly when that will be:

"I still have my follow-up with my doc. I talked to him after surgery, but I was pretty groggy…I don’t want to start making promises. Every time I make a fight it gets canceled. I’m not going to tell anyone until the day of the fight and just say, ‘Alright, I’m fighting.’"

It’s unclear whether Sadollah will take a fight at middleweight before making his planned drop to welterweight. For now, he’s just focused on getting healthy. Poor guy…even Jesse "Mongo" Taylor seems to be doing better than this kid.

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yuntian- November 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm
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Anonymous- February 13, 2009 at 6:53 am
I don't give a fuck what he can bring against tough or weak opponents.
The guy is long forgotten already.
Aaron- February 12, 2009 at 11:33 pm
I wanna see this motherfucker fight. I wanna see what he can bring against tough opponents.
Anonymous- February 12, 2009 at 3:32 pm
I'd rather have my Nut Sack ripped off then watch one of this guy's fights again or hear him talk.
razzle469- February 12, 2009 at 3:17 pm
Injuries suck for everyone. But to depend on your physical fitness for a livelihood and then get injured .... that really sucks.

Hopefully third fight lucky for him.

Dagnut- February 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm
Amir has been seen the guy fight he has plenty of heart...people are so fickle. Give him a chance.
skidding- February 12, 2009 at 2:32 pm
@Young hairy and german

What message does Stockton, California send to its travelers?
Your Teacher- February 12, 2009 at 2:17 pm
Do your own fucking work, you swarthy kraut!
KimboSlicesofPie- February 12, 2009 at 1:37 pm

not street certified.
mayhem420- February 12, 2009 at 1:34 pm
@young hairy and german
What you doing a report for school?
I was going to read the whole thing but I feel asleep....zzzzzzzz
Sheps- February 12, 2009 at 1:27 pm
I feel sorry for him, fuck an injury
beforeskin- February 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm
I agree, ban that idiot.
Dru Down- February 12, 2009 at 1:19 pm
And can we get an IP ban on Y,H, & G? This ain't some Chigago Manual charity organization mf'er!
Dru Down- February 12, 2009 at 1:17 pm
I've officially given up on Amir.

The guy has Dave Terrell syndrome. I'm assuming that he feels as though training with bigger, stronger guys is leading to injuries- hence the drop in weight- but it just makes it look like he has no direction. I predict he will become the least distiguished TUF winner to date (to the relief of Mac Danzig.)
Anonymous- February 12, 2009 at 1:14 pm
I forgot about this fucking guy.
If he never fights again who will give a shit.
Anonymous- February 12, 2009 at 12:25 pm
nobody cares about this guy
Jugger- February 12, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Hold on? Why is he leaving "the weakest division in the UFC" to go fight in the "shark tank that is the WW division"?

That doesn't make any sense.
Anonymous- February 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm
young hairy and german- February 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm
wow i would be so pissed if i were him

BuckWild- February 12, 2009 at 12:13 pm
***** Anti Fir**

What bad luck when you've finally got your foot in the door!
young hairy and german- February 12, 2009 at 12:13 pm
pecond sost!
Anonymous- February 12, 2009 at 12:12 pm
pirst fost