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Brandon Vera’s Going to Be Out For a Long Time

(Click the above image to watch a sleepy, drugged-up Brandon Vera try to explain what happened to him on Sunday night.)

We just wanted to pass along a little update on Brandon Vera’s broken face following his beating by Jon Jones at UFC on Versus. Vera reportedly had surgery last night to fix his dislocated cheekbone, which was in woeful shape after absorbing that fight-ending elbow:

“It broke his cheekbone in three places and it’s sort of floating right now,” said [Vera's manager Matt] Stansell on Thursday. “(The bone) is kind of laying on the muscle of the right eye, which is preventing Brandon from looking to his right, and it’s pushing his eyeball forward.”
Stansell said two plates will be inserted during the surgery to secure the bone back in place. Vera, who hails from his own Alliance Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., hopes to return to grappling training in six to eight weeks. Stansell estimated it could take anywhere between four to six months before Vera will be medically cleared to spar again, though that timetable is determinant on the fighter’s recovery.

In other words, Vera won’t be back until the fall or winter, assuming that his face eventually returns to normal. And when he does come back, what will be waiting for him? A full-time position as a gatekeeper for up-and-comers? Most likely, he’ll have one more chance to prove that he has any sort of value to the company. Who would you put him up against at this point?


  1. El Famous Burrito Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 01:19

    Thiago Alves. Book it. For next week.
  2. Old_Bald_and_Irish Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 01:21

    ^^^^^^ HA!
  3. Old_Bald_and_Irish Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 01:23

    Stephan Bonner. "Loser Leaves Town" match!
  4. The Irish Hammer Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 01:34

    War Machine
  5. BeastUnleashed Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 01:44

    I wonder if when he comes back he will go back to being the old Brandon Vera?
  6. Sneaky Pete Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 01:46

    I think the current Brandon Vera should fight the old Brandon Vera! The truth shall prevail!
  7. Kid Clam Curtains Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 01:58

    Fucking ouch...
  8. cecils_pupils Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 02:00

    I pitty the fool that talks shit to Jon Jones. Don't even think about it Rampage...
  9. RwilsonR Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 02:07

    I think he should drop to middleweight, so he can look as sickly as Mike Swick does at WW. Then he should fight Wanderlei Silva.
  10. failingev0lution Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 02:08

    he needs to have someone take a picture of his face while the skin is still pulled back and the metal plates are put in. then someone can photoshop in a leather jacket and a shotgun and make an "i'll be back" gif.
  11. RwilsonR Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 02:09

    Vera vs. Thiago Silva would be a good fight, though.
  12. BobSapp Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 02:10

  13. lobsterarmcrank Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 02:12

    this is why fucking elbows shouldn't be allowed.
  14. El Famous Burrito Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 02:21

    Agreed. Elbow-fucking is for degenerate perverts.
  15. failingev0lution Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 02:25

    but knee fucking, now that's where it's at.
  16. Richard Fitzentite Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 02:25

    He's gonna wake up in Strikeforce....
  17. Catalyst8487 Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 02:33

    I say move back up to heavyweight. LHW is too stacked for a ho-hum Vera to compete in. I still don't see him competing for a title at HW but he might be a top 8-10 instead of a top 15-20 at LHW.
  18. lobsterarmcrank Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 03:00

    i knew someone would make the elbow-fucking joke the moment i pressed save. fuck my life
  19. Nealio Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 03:26

    Well now I feel bad calling Brandon a pussy for verbally taping after 1 Jones elbow..
  20. mt59801 Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 03:34

    Vera surgery VS Torres surgery which film will win??
  21. Smitty Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 03:36

    There, there now lobsterarm. Don't be so hard on yourself. Is that why you don't like the elbows........cause you have lobster arms?
  22. robthom Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 03:41

    And a fucked life.
  23. BryanF Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 04:03

    I say, put him up against "the janitor" Matyushenko. But an actual Janitor that works as a custodian in a facility. Brandon Vera will be handicapped by his busted eye floating around in space while the janitor will have a bevy of cleaning solvents and a cart full of industrial strength cleaning appliances. Either way, the janitor has the more complete "toolbox" to bring in the cage. Whoever wins, Filipinos will be happy. Chances are, both will be representing the country proudly.
  24. Smitty Says:

    Fri, 03/26/10 - 09:27

    Thiago Silva would kill Vera. I think OBI hit the nail on the head. Bonner would be a great fight for both men.
  25. Tai-Pan Says:

    Sat, 03/27/10 - 08:17

    Thiago vs Vera would be good, but considering he won't be fighting for around 8 months who knows. @BryanF Fucking hilaroius, especially the last line.
  26. BFG Says:

    Sat, 03/27/10 - 09:46

    best match-up for Vera = Griffin
  27. Komodo Says:

    Sat, 03/27/10 - 05:33

    The peanut gallery is on fire today :)
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