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Farah Hannoun

Darren Elkins reveals assortment of leg injuries suffered at UFC on ESPN 42

Darren Elkins suffered quite a bit of damage in his loss to Jonathan Pearce.

Elkins (28-11 MMA, 17-10 UFC) lost a unanimous decision to Pearce two weeks ago at UFC on ESPN 42 in Orlando, Fla., where he was bloodied and apparently badly injured during the fight.

Elkins said he suffered multiple leg injuries, but despite being compromised, the notoriously tough 38-year-old managed to go the distance against Pearce. Doctors tried to intervene when Elkins was a bloody mess in Round 3, but he showed no hesitation in wanting to continue.

He took to Instagram on Thursday to open up about his injuries.

“Well I tore my meniscus, tore my MCL when I got the first takedown & fractured my fibula in the fight… but I still had a great vacation in the Turks and Caicos with my family.”

Elkins competed in his 25th UFC featherweight bout, the most appearances in divisional history. The Team Alpha Male fighter has won three of his past five, with his victories coming over Luiz Eduardo Garagorri, Darrick Minner and Tristan Connelly.

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