February 13th, 2009  |  Published in FIGHTER NEWS  |  13 Comments

Hey there fight fans. I just wanted to keep everyone updated on my lack of pugilistic activity recently. As you may know, for the second time I was forced off yet another fight card, this time due to a shoulder injury I sustained training. This is definitely not how I wanted to start my UFC career, it seems my post TUF life has come with no shortage of obstacles. It’ll be good for building character right? I guess it just goes along with my theme of taking the hardest road possible, purposefully or otherwise. In some ways being off the radar so long is one of the bigger detriments to my career, arguably worse than the injuries themselves. I am in no way intending to come off like I’m seeking some sort of pity-party, so I’ll leave it at that.

Congratulations to Nick Catone who was still able to fight, and won his UFC debut. The only thing worse than not fighting is when its through no fault of your own, and I’m glad he didn’t get sucked into my run of bad luck anymore than necessary.

So I’m fresh out of surgery, and feeling good. The situation so far is encouraging, it went well and turned out to be the best case scenario. Of course time will be the ultimate factor, but I am uncharacteristically optimistic so far. Hmmm, maybe I should cut that crap out.

I do want to say thanks and express how truly touched I am at all the resounding support and well wishes I have receiv ed as always, and especially as of late. I always hold myself accountable for the tribulations in my life, recently being no exception. In a time where it’s hard to describe my outlook as anything other than bleak, I am lucky to be surrounded by such good friends, fans, and family.
I am constantly encouraged by all the people that have really stood by me, and wish to see me back in action soon. Also I am fortunate to have great sponsors that have stuck by me as well, Sprawl and Tapout.  I resolve to show you all how much it meant to me, and hopefully soon.


  1. Tappin187 says:

    February 13th, 2009at 1:30 pm(#)

    I know these setbacks will only add fuel to the fire, and when you do step into the cage, it will be game on!!!

  2. gc says:

    February 13th, 2009at 1:53 pm(#)

    just get healthy and fight soon man, we are looking forward to it!

  3. walter says:

    February 13th, 2009at 2:05 pm(#)

    hey amir, i’ve rooted for you since TUF and whether you fight tomorrow or next decade I will always root for you with the same ferocity and loyalty….a lot of fight fans are fickle but I beleive there are unwavering fans as well. keep your head up, and your hands!


  4. Bubbs says:

    February 13th, 2009at 2:15 pm(#)

    Just take care of yourself dude. Nobody can hold it against you if you got hurt while training. Half the time, you guys train way harder than you end up fighting anyway. I wish you the best during your recovery and look forward to watching you introduce your foot to some poor bastard’s nose very soon.

  5. Ozeir Mian says:

    February 13th, 2009at 2:37 pm(#)

    I do not know if Amir will be reaing this directly but I am going to post as if Im talking to him. It is great to hear from you, I was really looking forward to seeing you fight both times you had to pull out. I was more bummed about you being injured, then not seeing you fight. I hope you can get past all of these set backs and I know for a fact that you have a promising career ahead of you in MMA. I knew from watching your first fight on Tuf, that you would go all the way and was rootingfor you to win the Finale. Not only because you were the hometown kid but also because of the determination you came into that fight with. You showed no sign of nervousness and you took no rests until you finished the guy. Man, I can honestly say your next 3 fights on the show were the biggest inspiration to me from any MMA fighter I have ever followed. You had the oddsstacked up against you and you still stuck to your game plan not caring what the other guy was trying to do and came on top. Your the reason my friends would show up at my house every night you had a fight. I wish you the best of luck in your career and I hope you know you have alot of fans that are behind you and awaiting your return.

    Amir Sadollah- putting Virginia on the MMA map.

  6. Paul Mangano says:

    February 13th, 2009at 4:46 pm(#)

    Worst luck ever.

    Get well soon, my man, and remember your legions of fans won’t easily forget you. Difficult paths can lead to great rewards.



  7. tyburn says:

    February 15th, 2009at 9:32 pm(#)

    Yes Amir…I have had people contact me to ask if what they had heard was true. I said I was unsure. I could have asked…but I thought that rude…coz I knew if you wanted to make it Public you would on this site or in a bulletin. Now I know I shall direct them all here.

    Yes…there was more then one enquiry. You evidently have quite a fanbase that is clawing after intel. I mentioned you in previous blogs and actually on my Myspace page by name…I cant think why else they would ask me…and not you themselves LOL…but still…I dont mind being PA to the stars…you are gonna be a star…I mean when your “luck” changes arent you….Of course you are 😛

  8. Zach Davis says:

    February 16th, 2009at 2:42 pm(#)

    I appreciate you holding off on your UFC fights till I catch up, it really means a lot to me. However, I think Dana and Joe Silva are gonna catch on soon so you should probably just go ahead and fight. All joking aside, just keep training and you’ll fight when your ready. Maybe you used up all your good karma on that TUF run and now its catching up to you;)

  9. tyburn says:

    February 17th, 2009at 8:56 am(#)

    Zach I hate to break it to you, but there is no such thing as Karma 😛

  10. Phillip "The Wicked" Wyman says:

    February 17th, 2009at 11:19 am(#)

    Can’t wait to see you in action again man, get well and train smart.

  11. Bubbs says:

    February 20th, 2009at 11:43 am(#)

    Tyburn, there is no such thing as God either, but a lot of people believe in it. Who are we to kill that belief ?

    What is important is that Amir makes a good recovery and understands that he didn’t do anything wrong. If you are training hard enough to get hurt, you’re on the right track.

  12. JesseFromNYC says:

    March 6th, 2009at 2:32 pm(#)

    Hey whats up Sadollah? haven’t been able to write, but wanted to take the time to say hello from the Big Apple! Hope your recovery is fast and that all is okay! Can’t wait to see you in action and hopefully that maybe you can have your fight in NYC if the Athletic commission approves it! Well hope you’ve been able to get to at least a strip joint to comfort you,LOL! just kidding, keep your spirits high and oh please wear a red string around your left wrist, it will give you good karma for the future. Laters from NYC!

  13. Mataleo says:

    April 8th, 2009at 3:05 pm(#)

    Hi Amir

    Marco told me you are doing well after your injury.

    Get well and strong soon. Stay good.

    Hope to meet you soon ……… in Holland ????





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