Darrell Horcher Talks About Returning After Motorcycle Accident


Darrell Horcher opened up the Fox Sports 2 portion of the UFC Fight Night: Oklahoma City and he defeated Devin Powell by decision.

Horcher was competing for the first time since being involved in a motorcycle accident that not only could have ended his professional MMA career, but his life as well.

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“It was so emotional for me to get back,” Horcher told MMA Junkie. “I fought so hard to be here. It was a long year and what I’ve come from, most would people say a year is very short. And if you look at it on paper it is, but for me it was very hard. I pushed myself to do this, to come back, to get a win.”

The fighter suffered a long list of injuries in the motorcycle accident, including torn ligaments in both knees and a host of internal problems.

At UFC Fight Night: Oklahoma City, the fighter accomplished his lone goal and that was to pick up the win.

“My goal was to get back here, to step in that octagon and get a W,” Horcher said. “I came up short in my debut, and, you know, you fight the No. 1 (contender) in the division on eight days’ notice, I lost 25 pounds in seven days. I came off the couch, I hadn’t trained in months. This was my real debut.”

A victory for Horcher now puts his UFC record at 1-1-0, as he lost his UFC debut over a year ago to Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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