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UFC Vet Drew McFedries Stabbed While Bouncing at an Iowa Strip Club

Former UFC middleweight slugger Drew McFedries — who competed in the Octagon from 2006-2009 without ever meeting the judges — is recovering after being stabbed in the back during a nightclub altercation last Saturday.

According to reports, the incident occurred at The Chorus Line, a BYOB strip club (with a somewhat checkered past) in Davenport, Iowa, where McFedries has been working security for the last six months. The alleged assailant was a 42-year-old man named Calvin Hammock, who stabbed McFedries on the left side of his back, with the blade hitting his scapula. McFedries and his fellow bouncers were able to subdue the man until police arrived. Hammock was taken to the Scott County Jail in Davenport, but was released less than an hour later after posting a $10,000 bond.

FightersOnly passes along more details, which suggest that Calvin Hammock maybe wasn’t the sanest dude to begin with…

Calvin Hammock, 42, walked away from the Chorus Line Nightclub on North Brady Street in Davenport just before midnight. But he attempted to regain entry and was intercepted by McFedries.

According to witnesses, McFedries went forward and got into a grappling situation with Hammock after the latter made threats to another doorman. McFedries pinned the man to the wall but didn’t realise he had a knife in his pocket.

Hammock allegedly drew the knife and reached around McFedries’ back, inflicting stab wounds to the upper shoulder. He was then pacified by the door team before police arrived shortly afterwards to take Hammock into custody.

McFedries’ wounds are minor and he is recuperating and expected to make a full recovery. Hammock is facing charges of ‘going armed with intent’ and ‘causing willful injury’.

It seems Hammock is something of a well-known figure in Davenport. In September he filed charges against a baby food maker for allegedly selling food contaminated with beetles. He filed the claim for $20,000 after the product recall was advertised on television, claiming it had made his daughter sick some days previous to the report.

Hammock also has a lawsuit pending against the local police force after claiming he was “molested in a sexual manner” when arrested and taken to a station for search. Police say no such thing happened and that Hammock was searched in the normal manner. He is seeking substantial damages.

Though McFedries has been inactive in the MMA scene since his TKO victory over Garrett Olson at ProElite 1 in August 2011, he was actually booked to face Strikeforce/Bellator vet Zak Cummings at Titan Fighting Championship 25 on September 25th of this year. Unfortunately, McFedries had to withdraw due to injury and the event was later postponed due to weather conditions.

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NinjaVanish- November 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm
Holy shit, I've been to the chorus line, I wasn't even aware that place was still open. I got offered to do a show there one night (I'm a stand up comedian from Iowa) I ended up letting a couple of other guys I know do the show and they said it was one of the most fucked up gigs they've ever done. I'm not sure if you've ever seen a comedian do a show at a strip club, but it's like being stuck in the opening twenty minutes of saving private ryan. Basically some stripper poles out for about 20 minutes on stage, then you bounce out there and try to tell jokes to a "club" full of creepy guys with the scent of lust about them or young guys who yell at you to "BRING THE TITTIES BACK OUT." The only benefit is occasionally one of the hot strippers will fuck you because you're a novelty to them, someone at a strip club not there to gawk at a chick's tits or rub a boner on them. Sometimes they have decent buffets too, but that story is for another time.
kellyman- November 7, 2012 at 11:12 am
This whole thing makes me sad.
samclark- November 7, 2012 at 9:03 am
I've been there a few times. Davenport seems to be a haven for current/ex mma fighters (probably cause of Miletich).
biohazardone- November 7, 2012 at 8:48 am
Wow, the life of an ex MMA fighter. Kind of makes you wonder what life lies ahead of you after your MMA career is over if you don't hit it big.
NinjaVanish- November 7, 2012 at 7:46 pm
Well, Drew gets paid to stand around, check IDs, push drunk douchebags around, walk scared strippers out to their car, and stare at tits all day. What did you say you did for a job again?