November 12th, 2008  |  Published in FIGHTER NEWS  |  21 Comments

To all my fans,
I really appreciate all the support you have sent my way and I am so sorry I am not able to fight this weekend. I trained harder for this than any other fight in my life and I was looking forward to this more than you know.

It started on friday with a small mark on my leg. I immediately went to the doctor and he gave me medication and told me if it got worse to go to the hospital. Well, it got worse and on Sunday I went in and have been here ever since. I am hoping they will discharge me by Thursday.

I am very sorry if I disappointed anyone. A lot of work by a lot of people went into this. For it to end with something totally out of my control makes it difficult to swallow. I will be back in the gym as soon as possible and will be ready to fight as soon as Joe Silva can get me back in.

I’d like to thank my coaches, trainers, SuckerPunch, fans and sponsors (TapouT, Sprawl, THQ/UFC Undisputed 2009 and for their support. Nobody is more disappointed than me. I appreciate everything everyone put into this and can only look forward to getting back in the octagon as soon as possible.



  1. Paul says:

    November 12th, 2008at 3:23 pm(#)

    Keep your head up, Amir. You will be back stronger than ever. Everyone in the Washington DC/Virginia area is behind you.

  2. thedude420 says:

    November 12th, 2008at 3:49 pm(#)


  3. AlexCSC says:

    November 12th, 2008at 4:32 pm(#)

    Hang in there man. I am pretty sure you will still remember how to kick dudes in the head.

  4. Roger says:

    November 12th, 2008at 4:38 pm(#)

    Aww was looking forward to see you fight.. way more than the Brock/Randy Main event! Hope your medicial condition is an easy one to correct and we get to see more of ya sooner than later!

  5. Andrew Moore says:

    November 12th, 2008at 5:06 pm(#)

    Dont worry about it dude. At least you have the where-with-all to go to the hospital… unlike Kevin Randelman. Just use the extra training to get even better than you are now. You will come back and fight better than you would have this weekend. Take care and good luck.


  6. Christ says:

    November 12th, 2008at 5:08 pm(#)

    hahahaha, pont. you would of lost anyways.

  7. mike F says:

    November 12th, 2008at 5:30 pm(#)

    halifax n.s. was cheering for u when u armbarred that cocky c.b not once but twice,get better soon and see u better than ever when u do

  8. Aaron L says:

    November 12th, 2008at 6:11 pm(#)

    Bro, hope you get better, setbacks happen and all the ufc fans will support you while you recover, we know you are a tough guy and are ready for the best the ufc has to throw at you, maybe this is a blessing, gives you a chance to get down to 170 and really smash people… peace

  9. Christine says:

    November 12th, 2008at 7:22 pm(#)

    Amir, get better soon I’m dying to see you in the cage. Best of luck keep training hard! feel better!

  10. Seph Smith says:

    November 13th, 2008at 3:21 am(#)

    i’ve had the same bug twice. there’s nothing you can do about it. just be happy you are where you are and you will be where you want to be soon. good luck with the staph. peace.

  11. That guy. says:

    November 13th, 2008at 9:40 am(#)

    Amir, you suck.

    No, only kidding – you are the first guy from The Ultimate Douchebag series I am actually pulling for.

  12. Bubbs says:

    November 13th, 2008at 10:54 am(#)

    Don’t be sorry Amir. As much as we were all hoping to see you fight, we are just as concerned about you beating this infection. Your health comes first and something like this can happen to anyone. I hope you get this thing taken care of and get back at it soon. Take care dude.

  13. Tyburn says:

    November 13th, 2008at 2:43 pm(#)

    When you say “infection”…tell me its not Staph? I know that can actually be lifethreatening at times. You know, I’m sad your not fighting, but its not your fault, its beyond your control, and its always better to be safe then sorry.

    Hope you feel better and get well soon 🙂

  14. Twinsmama says:

    November 13th, 2008at 4:41 pm(#)

    Get better soon! Love watching you fight. I know this is a trying time but keep your head up. At least you caught it early.

  15. Brett says:

    November 13th, 2008at 5:52 pm(#)

    Sorry to hear about it Amir, was hoping to see you in action again!

    Keep your head up man, we’re still here to support you!


  16. big frog says:

    November 15th, 2008at 11:11 am(#)

    One of the many set backs in this biz bro. Head up, keep that motivation. Your future has no limits!

  17. LeVon says:

    November 15th, 2008at 5:29 pm(#)

    It sucks brotha but don’t let it get you too down. You will have you chance again (and I am sure soon) to show your skills off in the octagon. Get well.


  18. Nikki says:

    November 16th, 2008at 12:08 am(#)

    I think we’re all more worried about your well being. I know I’m not disappointed. Get well soon, Amir and stay strong. I’m looking forward to your next fight!

  19. Phillip "The Wicked" Wyman says:

    November 17th, 2008at 12:58 pm(#)

    We have not met yet, but we know all the same people.
    Great job on the show first and foremost!
    I know how an infection can hurt you….physically and mentally.
    I have been there and know there is only one thing that is definite in this buisness, nothing is definite.
    You will be back in there and back to full health before you know it.
    You have not disapointed anybody, only great things will come of this situation. You cannot imagine all the people pulling for you. Best of luck and a I wish you a full recovery. Train hard, train smart.
    The WICKED!

  20. John Curry says:

    November 17th, 2008at 7:37 pm(#)

    Okay Amir,

    Enough of this Douchbaggary. Just get your ass back in the gym before I sick my wife on ya.

  21. Zach says:

    November 19th, 2008at 12:15 am(#)

    I appreciate you trying to give me a free ride to the big show but it didnt work out, joe silva didnt think I was ultimate enough for the UFC. Hope your feeling better, Ive had two staph infections and they shut me down for a few days both times. Hope your doing good, see you around.

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