I trained hard with Jimmy Collins and Joe Proctor this week. We went through all kinds of rounds really hard and everyone was in one piece by the end of it. This was really their last push of hard training before their fights next week.

I was supposed to leave for Iraq for a goodwill military tour today so I was packing up all of my stuff. A little after 2am, I get a call saying my brother was on his way to the emergency room. I rushed out the door and ended up rolling my ankle on the walkway, fell to the ground and then hobbled to my car. I got to the hospital and gimp walked my way into the ER and found Dan in one of the rooms. Luckily everything was okay and it wasn’t a big deal as was originally thought.

Unfortunately, my ankle is way more jacked up than I realized. I had so much adrenaline going being worried about Dan, I didn’t even notice how swollen my ankle was.

I went to the ER when I woke up this morning and got it xrayed. They said it wasn’t broken, but that it was a bad sprain. They told me to stay off it for a few days and no “work” for a week… then I explained to them what I do for “work” and they said no training of any kind for a little while longer than that.

So needless to say, I will not be making it to the airport and heading to Iraq today. Hopefully I can walk on it better by tomorrow and I can get another flight out there, but it’s not looking real good. I definitely won’t be able to train out there, but I would still like to be able to do all of the Q&A, meet and greets and whatnot.

Today will be ice ice ice… and hoping for the best.

My roommates dog Vegas had a rough week too, but I won’t even get into that one.

(and oh yeah…. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad)