Ricardo Lamas Reports He’s Back to Sparring, After Recovering From “Worst” Injury of Career
By FCF Staff
After breaking his jaw in his bout this past June against Calvin Kattar, Ricardo Lamas is reporting he’s sparring once again.
Lamas was taken out by Kattar in the opening of their UFC 238 bout. Prior to the loss, Lamas had stopped Darren Elkins in November.
Recently the 37-year-old veteran spoke with MMA Junkie, and while discussing the broken jaw he incurred in the bout, Lamas said this:
“Yeah, it’s the only one that I’ve had that requires surgery,” Lamas explained. “Now, I’ve had plenty of other injuries: cuts, stitches, I tore my peck training one time – and that one hurt a lot – but this is definitely the worst one just because of the surgery I had to go through.”
“…Going into this thing I knew that there could be some serious injuries that could occur,” Lamas said. “I think every fighter, if they don’t know that then they’re being naive. We know the risks that we take going into that octagon, and we’re prepared to deal with the consequences, so it doesn’t make me trigger shy. I’m actually back to sparring, and I’m sparring the same as I was before, so I feel all right.”
Currently, Lamas carries a record of 19-8, and he’s 2-3 in his last fights.