Three “Huh?” Moments in MMA Last Week: Fans at Fight Island, Brain Disease, and Woodley Being Difficult

Vince Murdock
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Vince Murdock is back for another shot at the UFC

After a USADA suspension and a rare brain disease derailed his run toward the UFC, Vince Murdock is back for a shot on DWCS. Huh.

“Almost every doctor I ever (saw) in person was like, ‘You’ll never fight again. There’s just no way. You understand you can’t.’ There were all these things where they’d just laugh. I honestly never got too down on it just because somewhere in the back of my head, I knew it wasn’t it for me. I knew it wasn’t over.” Vince Murdock – via MMA Junkie

Nolan King over at MMA Junkie has done a great job reporting on Murdock’s recovery and return to action, with a number of insightful interviews and reports on his progress, all of which are well worth a read.

Murdock was initially slated to debut in the UFC in early-2019. But after issues with his pre-fight medical exams, the member of Team Alpha Male was removed from the bout. He then tested positive for a banned substance and was suspended for more than a year.

While tough at the time, the medical abnormalities found in the exam led to the Moyamoya diagnosis, which in turn potentially saved Murdock’s life. Now, after being cleared to return last month, he’ll be fighting at DWCS 34 early next month. Murdock last fought in December of 2018.

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