Chris Curtis Reveals Grade 3 Hamstring Tear Suffered at UFC Vegas 90

Chris Curtis, UFC Vegas 90
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 05: Chris Curtis poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on April 05, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

“The Action Man” is likely to be out of action for a while.

After suffering an obvious injury to his upper leg during the UFC Vegas 90 main event this past Saturday, it was clear something was wrong with Chris Curtis. Now, the popular middleweight has revealed that, as feared, he tore his hamstring in the bout.

Curtis took to social media on Monday to announce the news, revealing a grade 3 hamstring tear.

A grade three tear is considered severe, and may require surgical intervention. It’s unclear if that will be the case for Curtis, as he noted he is “waiting on more info.”

Curtis revealed following the bout, which saw him drop a close decision against Brendan Allen, that he had tweaked his hamstring early in the fight. In the dying seconds of the final round, however, the muscle appeared to give. Curtis could be seen briefly stumbling, though he hid it well and fought through the pain. After the final horn, he required assistance leaving the cage, and was in obvious discomfort.

The Ohio native, 36, trains at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas alongside the likes of Sean Strickland, and has become a popular figure in the UFC‘s middleweight division. He kicked off the year at UFC 297 in Toronto, winning a split decision opposite Marc-Andre Barriault.

Saturday’s decision was also a split; this time, the judges went against Chris Curtis, adding insult to injury. Overall, Curtis is 5-3, 1NC in the UFC, with all three of his losses coming on the scorecards.