Chase Sherman details knee injury that cost him last fight


Rising UFC heavyweight Chase Sherman explained the knee injury he suffered in his last loss to Andrei Arlovski.

Chase Sherman had been on a roll leading up to his recent loss to Andrei Arlovski. Sherman’s loss at UFC Vegas 24 snapped a four-fight winning streak with all four fights ending by knockout.

It was a big moment for Sherman to compete against a former champion like Arlovski, but he feels he fell short due to an apparent knee injury he suffered just moments before making his walk to the cage. After the fight, it was revealed that Sherman partially tore his left meniscus and ACL stemming from a leg kick he threw while hitting pads in the locker room.

Sherman went on to lose by a unanimous decision to Arlovski, in a fight in which many felt could’ve been a coming-out party for the up-and-coming heavyweight. Sherman thinks that while the injury impacted his approach to the Arlovski fight, it had more of a positive long-term impact to his life and career.

“Once I flipped the script from ‘I’m going to win this fight’, to ‘don’t get embarrassed’, I was completely defeated,” Sherman said. “After that happened, I dug deep and knew that I had to sit at home and recover.  I worked on my mental fortitude during the physical time off and I’m excited to see how everything transpires in this fight. I feel complete.”

Chase Sherman has accumulated 14 knockouts over his 15 career wins

This is Sherman’s second stint in the UFC, after a brief tenure in between with Square Ring Promotions. He returned to the promotion in a cinematic fashion with a vicious knockout over Isaac Villanueva at UFC Fight Night 171 early last year.

Sherman will face Parker Porter at UFC Vegas 34 in a matchup between powerful punchers in the heavyweight division. A statement victory for Sherman could put him right back on track for a potential rise into the rankings.

UFC Vegas 34 takes place on Aug. 21, 2021, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.