MMA veteran lightweight Duane “Bang” Ludwig suffered an ankle injury only 44 seconds into his bout with Darren Elkins at “UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones” on Sunday afternoon.
While trying to defend against a takedown attempt, Ludwig’s ankle (as seen in the picture above supplied by Cagewriter) gets caught under his body and turns in a direction that it obviously wasn’t meant to go.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Steve Cofield, UFC sources have not confirmed the extent of Ludwig’s ankle injury but have suggested that it could be career threatening.
Fighting less than 20 miles from his hometown of Denver, Colorado, Ludwig was hoping for his first victory in the Octagon in over four years.
Unfortunately, a freak accident forced him to tap immediately and his career could now possibly be in jeopardy. Stay tuned to 5thRound.com for more details as they arise.