Devin Powell is a training partner of Joe Lauzon, who is training for an upcoming bout against Chris Gruetzemacher this April at UFC 223.
Anybody who competes or trains in any part of MMA knows that a lot of accidents can happen during training/sparring sessions.
That happened recently when a knee strike from Lauzon ruptured a testicle of Powell, it is unknown at this time if it was the right of left testicle.
Powell revealed the news himself via Instagram:
Thanks to the fine ambulatory services in Wells, ME, I am checked into the hospital and ready for surgery. Shout out to @joelauzon we’ve been practicing knees on the ground and he successfully ruptured my testicle with his sheer power. His opponent has no chance in April -- ... now to get the blood clot drained and the goods repaired ------. I waited a day and a half to be seen.. word for the wise, if you hurt yourself, go get checked out. @danawhite @seanshelby how about a NY @Ufc fight coming up... this will be quite the comeback story --. Share this and help me get the ball rolling on my next Fight and follow my journey... pun intended #hurt #business #ballbreaker #bjj #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #ufc #hospital #ambulance #nurse #health #wellness #help #car #drive #work #happy #broken #life #martialarts #busted #men #man #menshealth #reebok @reebok #fight #life
Lauzon also briefly commented on the situation through Twitter:
It did take a lot of balls for Lauzon to admit to his error.
Surgery has since been completed on the testicle that was blasted into oblivion by Lauzon’s knee and Powell said the following in the comments section of his original Instagram post:
“Surgery was a success, now on to recovery. Can’t wait to get back in the UFC cage, this will be the first time since my last fight that I will be forced to rest my whole body for multiple days in a row. I will come back stronger than ever, I wasn’t expecting this curve ball but I’m going to hit my recovery right out of the park.”
There is no word at this time as to when Powell or his testicles can return to action.
UFC 223 takes place on Saturday, April 7 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.