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Corey Hill Injured, Eventual UFC Fight Likely

Perhaps the most glaring omission many fans spotted on The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale fight card was Cory Hill who many felt would be fighting on the finale of the show after he began training with Miletich Fighting Sytems. It turns out that Hill is injured according to an interview with TUF 5 coach Jens Pulver on CBS Sportsline. Here is what Pulver said about Hill:

“Corey Hill did come over and train with us over at MFS.He’s back home with his family and deciding where he wants to move and what he wants to do. But he worked here for almost two months.Corey is injured. He hurt a rib and the thing was, he went home to visit with his family. It’s a pretty bad tear. I don’t know if he broke a rib or what was going on. But that’s the only reason. He was training hard, he was ready, he was pumped and then he injured himself about two weeks ago.”

When asked whether the UFC would be inviting Hill back to fight in a real UFC fight Pulver sounded confident that we would eventually see the tall lightweight fighter in the UFC sometime in the future…

“I think that they [the UFC] definitely want to use him. It’s just a matter of when, once he gets through this injury. I don’t know how severe the injury was because I’ve just been kind of hell bent on doing my own thing. But I know he was hurt, I know it was a rib, but I don’t (know) when (he’ll be) cleared to fight again but I assume and I hope the UFC will have him and give him another shot to fight, for sure. “


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