Following a training incident where he would rupture his testicle, Devin Powell breaks down what happened.
Powell, who suffered the injury training with Joe Lauzon waited over two days before seeing a medical professional, told The MMA Hour what went down.
“[Lauzon] was trying to pass my guard and he decided his best bet would be to bring his knee up and straight down and rupture my testicle,” Powell told Ariel Helwani. “He was trying to pass my guard with a knee cut, so he thought it would be cooler to blow up my testicle than pass my guard. I’m sure if we kept going he would’ve passed my guard.”
Powell, who was not wearing a cup, explained he was barely able to stand, needing to hold himself up while taking a shower, and after feeling a “unicorn horn” coming from the afflicted area, he would go to a clinic.
“We went to a walk-in clinic. The amazing thing with the UFC is if you have a training injury…they’ll take care of it, but this place shooed me away — ‘You don’t have traditional insurance so you can kick rocks’.”
After being turned away, it would be two days later before Powell had the injury properly assessed.
“So I went and got a few adult drinks and tried to sleep it off for a day and a half. Everybody was messaging me like, ‘Dude, you’ve got to be seen’, and I was like, ‘Yeah, right, I’m gonna limp down from my attic bed and be seen.’”
Despite the fact that he ruptured his testicle, Powell claims he was back training a week later.
“I was back training after a week. Five days later I was back teaching classes but just not jiu-jitsu. I’m doing live wrestling and jiu-jitsu now, all the time with a cup on. I’ll never train without a cup again.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting