Paul Felder competed in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Phoenix, defeating James Vick by unanimous decision.
The win did not come without the fighter paying a price, as Felder suffered a collapsed lung during the third round of their encounter.
Ariel Helwani of ESPN revealed the news via Instagram:
Paul Felder suffered a collapsed lung in the closing minutes of his fight against James Vick last night, his manager Brian Butler told ESPN. Doctors believe the lung was punctured when he took a shot to the ribs at the end of the third round. He is being held an extra day at a local Phoenix hospital for observation, Butler said. As a result of the injury, Felder has been forced to pull out of his color analyst duties for this weekend's UFC Prague telecast. -- Getty Images/Zuffa LLC
Felder, never missing an opportunity to show his toughness, would take to Twitter to reveal that everything is going to be fine:
I got two lungs... I just want a beer for shitsake— Paul Felder (@felderpaul) February 18, 2019
A victorious Felder will not be providing color commentary at this weekends UFC Fight Night Prague event due to the injury. A replacement has not been announced at this time by the UFC.