First, Wanderlei suffered a knee injury, tearing ligaments. Nevertheless, he was so determined to face Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116 this coming July 3 that he forged ahead in training.
But the worst was yet to come. As previously reported by GRACIEMAG.com, the fighter ended up breaking three ribs in training and had to pull out of the bout. Akiyama will now face off with Chris Leben and Wand will make the most of his time off to go under the knife and return to 100%.
Overcome with emotion, the fighter explains to fans how it all happened and what is to be done. Check it out: